Crossing the Line (99 Words)
“You, young lady, have crossed a line.” Mrs. Perkins stood with her arms folded, her heart beating rapidly in her neck.
“Can’t we keep it, pleeease–”
“No. Go and put that thing back.”
Mabel stuck out her lip. “Pleeeeaaaase?”
With her husband in town, seeing the smile on Grandma Perkins’s face, Mrs. Perkins felt her resolve weaken.
“Oh come on,” said Grandma, standing next to Mabel. “Isn’t it the littlest thing you ever saw? What’s the harm?”
Mrs. Perkins pinched her nose. She looked through one eye at the ungainly creature in Mabel’s arms.
“Dragons,” she said, “get big.”