1897. The maze

It really was rather annoying. It was wearing her parents down to a frazzle. Aurelia wanted to try the local hedge maze. She was only nine years old. She wanted to do it on her own.

It was summer time. Every time they drove passed the maze place Aurelia would pester her parents.

“Can I go in the maze on my own?”
“I want to go in the maze.”
“Let me do the maze.”
“Monica went in the maze.”
“Muriel went in the maze.”
“Why am I the only one not to have done the maze?”

Enough is enough! Aurelia’s mother stopped the car (she was driving).

“Here’s four dollars,” said her father. “We’ll pick you up in an hour.”

That was seventeen hours ago.

32 thoughts on “1897. The maze

    1. Bruce Post author

      I was typing out a reply to your second comment and your comment disappeared and I can’t find it. I was going to say that you’ve been watching too much Iggy.

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  1. Andrea Stephenson

    So Aurelia finished the maze in half an hour (record time!) but her parents are currently celebrating on their way to Timbuktu…as for Monica and Muriel, well, they both went in the maze but nobody says they came out again!

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    1. Bruce Post author

      You always manage to put a positive slant on things, Andrea – like the parents go for a wonderful vacation to Timbuktu. And also getting rid of three little brats instead of just one…



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