“Now Shoot!” written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90 June 6 2019 – Compromise


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90 – Compromise



 “You took my marble!”

“No. I won your marble!”

“But it’s my favourite marble.”

“Win some, lose some.”

“Awe! I’ll trade yah.”

“Nope! My Dad says….um,

All’s fair in love an war!”

“But this ain’t war, an I  guess

you’re not really my friend then.”

“I’m not?”

“No, you’re a meanie.”

“It’s just a game!”

“Yah, so if it’s just a game, trade me.”

“No! I’ve always wanted that marble.

Now it’s mine!”



“If I promise ta let you borrow it

for awhile, will you give it back?”


“O.K. fine.”



“Wanna play again?”

“No. Not really.”

“Hey! I got an idea! We shoot for your


“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“Well, if I lose you get your marble back.”

“I dunno.”

“I’d play if I were you. You never know.”

“Know what?”

“You’ll find out silly. Now shoot!”

©J.E.Goldie June 6, 2019


Children have played some of the same games since the earliest historic times. Marbles is a perfect example. This game has been popular for thousands of years and with cultures throughout the world. Whether the marbles are made of clay, glass, wood or metal, they have delighted boys and girls of all ages for thousands of years.

Our Pastimes – The History of Marbles



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Jen Goldie

"Life is made up of small comings and goings and for everything we take with us, we leave a part of ourselves behind" - Summer of 42

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