“This morning is another great day to start with.
Yesterday was the seventeenth annual winter festival for anyone
who didn‟t know.”
“That‟s right Marcus; to me the dancing was the best part. Butenough with the past; let‟s get the morning started with a newstart, just like this year.”
“Then let‟s play the top ten songs of
last year. Here‟s numberten…” Elspeth smacked the „off‟ button on her alarm clock and
rustled around her bed. Hearing the voice of a congenial womanfrom outside of the room and down a set of stairs
“Elspeth it is time to get up! You start your testing t
shouldn‟t be late.”
“I‟m coming, Yoko,” she replies, sliding out of the side of her
“K. and stop calling me Yoko; mom is just fine.”
“Oh, right, sorry!” Elspeth said in a melodious tone soon
followed by a sigh. She pulled her green school uniform shirtover her head. Her golden-brown hair flowed down her back andsettled nicely from shoulder to shoulder. She pulled a greenskirt to her waist, zipped it and twirled in a circle. When shestopped, her feet helped her keep balance, her joyous hazel eyesopened. At the same moment she smiled.
“Elspeth! C‟mon, we‟re going to be late. Let‟s go!” a deep voice
echoed after a knock at her bedroom door.