OOoooooooooooooooh, so livid I am, I BITE him.
Too hard as it turns out, 'cos he drops me.
On my head.
Bouncing the pavement, I lie where I fall, screaming blue, bloody murder.
Nursing my cut and bleeding
It stinks having a brother seven years bigger, 'specially when he's into fireman Carry's and you being only five.
"Och now, c'mon Carol, do I need to pick you up again?"
I'm going nowhere, if I can't see the Matinee, why should they? It's a terrible injustice I got chucked out. Now they want to dump me back home so's they can run off to catch the main feature still. Without me? No way am I allowing that.
Not without a fight.
I choke down my sobs, appeal to reason.
"I'll stop running up and down the aisles.."
"It's too late, Carol, you heard the Usherette, she warned you enough. Folk were getting annoyed. Look, get up, if you stand up now, we'll take you back again next week, okay?"
"Right, that's it! May, grab her arm."
Oh, the treachery of it all, I'm being dragged and frog-marched the whole length of Commerce Street, screaming and kicking all the way. What I want to know is where is God when you need him, eh? S'not fair.
The rotten sods shove me through the door and are away again before I get the chance to draw breath. Ma and Da, both "napping" in the middle of this Saturday afternoon, appear to have little patience to hear out my grievances. Barely given sympathy to so much as blow my nose, I'm slapped a band-aid on the head, am handed a biscuit, and then find myself rapidly steered through in to the living room, where I am instructed to sit quietly and to watch the football results on the telly, so's I can repeat them all to Da again when he wakes back up.
They never put my cartoons up this loud.
(Think I'm not gonna' remember all this when I grow up? I will you know. AND I'm gonna' find a way to tell everybody, just you see if I don't!)
I'm reluctantly re-decorating the house right now, and it's not out of choice! Please have patience and bear with me, all will soon be revealed.. in the interim, here's one I prepared earlier.. sorry to those of you who may have already