Thursday, 4 April 2013

Penny Does a Runner: Part V

Penny could see the school gates gleaming in the distance. She thought for a moment of bolting for them, but paused. She hadn’t considered until now what she might do beyond escaping her immediate predicament... she was still in the uniform of St Spankem’s... how far would she get strolling around Quaintdale dressed like that? Not very. The first adult she ran into would simply march her straight back to school, with a scolding and a smacked bottom for good measure. She had to get a change of clothes, and quickly... her teachers would come looking for her any minute!

She clutched her hands in dread. What to do...?

Footsteps! Penny gasped and readied herself to run for it, only to breathe a sigh of relief when a pigtailed First Year came bobbing into view. She grabbed the girl by the elbow. “I need you to do something for me. Run to the drama store and fetch me a dress in my size – bring it to the trees over there – I’ll be waiting. Run like the wind or you’ll be sorry!”

The First Year timidly nodded her assent and shot off like a rabbit. As for Penny, she glanced carefully round, crept to a nearby thicket of trees and crouched in wait.

Minutes later – though to Penny it felt like hours – the girl returned, clutching a red dress. Penny snatched it from her and shooed her away, then tore her uniform off and frantically got into the dress. It fit perfectly! She slipped her shoes on and, with one last glance at the school buildings, dashed to the gates.



  1. Yay! Penny made it :D Where will she go now?

  2. I wonder who she'll meet there? Will Penny join them? :D

  3. You'll have to keep reading this jolly super and exciting serial to find out!

  4. how naughty, trying to run away :D

  5. Oh I can see a spanking young Penny's near future.

  6. It must have been meant to be. The dress fit perfectly. :) But now, I am a bit sad. I've never witnessed a headmistress in action before :(
    great job, Penny!

  7. She is very, very naughty, Joelle. I don't know what to do with her sometimes ;)

    Me too, Aunty! And richly deserved it will be!

    Aw, don't be sad, Katherine - the headmistress will get to teach Penny a lesson in the end... ;D

  8. Love this! Poor Penny. Can't blame her for running away after that humbling window spanking. I don't know that the circus is such a happy place for a little girl all alone and helpless. I guess we'll just have to hope for the best. :)