Umber (49.41 — Oleander’s Story)
September 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
I decided to find out if the tea party with the pink cake had been just a crazy coincidence, or something more. Maybe I had magical powers…
I drew a red and yellow striped box with a blue ribbon on top of it. I found another envelope, decorated it to look like the kitchen, and put the striped blue-ribboned package and the Oleander paper doll inside of it. I put it on my nightstand, went into the kitchen, and waited. Nothing happened. Miss Brigid told me to go play somewhere else.
I had forgotten about my experiment by the time Mama came home from work. She took off her heavy coat and I followed her into the kitchen.
“Ollie Belle, I found this stuff in the nurses lounge at work. The custodian was going to throw it away, but I told him my daughter could use it. I thought you might be able to make something out of it.”
She handed me a paper bag. Inside there was red-and-yellow striped wrapping paper and a tangled pile of blue curling ribbon.