posted on Nov, 3 2014 @ 12:35 PM
"I can't find it! It's definitely not here Mum!!!"
"Look under your bed... or try the laundry basket, maybe it got in there by mistake?"
"It's not HERE!!! It's NOT ANYWHERE!!! What am I going to do? I can't go out with JUST ONE SOCK ON!!!"
"Look, just leave it for now, it'll turn up eventually (if it hasn't ended up some place with all the other lost socks, pencils & buttons!)
Just put on your blue stripey ones instead. You're going to be late for School"
Debbie LOVED her "lucky" (and very cosy!) pink socks with the BIG heart design on them, but today - of all days, one was missing... so she'd just
have to make do with the Blue stripey ones instead.
It was the day she'd been waiting for, for ages! It was the day of the School Science Fair and she'd been working on a fantastic project for months
She had built a miniature landscape, complete with houses and streets, fields and rivers, inside a big plastic dome, which she'd painstakingly
constructed out of clear polythene and old tent poles, mounted on a big wheeled trolley, and she'd called it "MINIWORLD!"
The School was very busy, with students, teachers and fussing parents, all milling around the big lecture hall, as each student took it in turn to
show and describe their Science project to the waiting audience.
It was Debbie's' turn to step forward and begin her presentation...
"Ladies and Gentlemen, parents, teachers and fellow students...
There is a world all around us, above us, beneath us... where a whole society of little creatures exist and live out their lives, right under our
noses, without our knowledge!" she started (as a stifled giggle came from the back of the hall).
"My science project is called "MINIWORLD!" and I've created an observation dome, complete with a camera-scope linked to my computer, so we can
observe this society!"
The giggles slowly spread around the room, as the audience tried to picture the "little people" right under our noses!!
"Most people don't believe in the possibility of a society of little people, but if we don't look, then how will we ever really know if they are
there or not?" She asked... "I believe that they exist! ...They are the ones who take our "lost" buttons, pencils and socks!"
Unfortunately, the whole room had by this time descended into open laughter, fits of giggles and several rather rude gestures indicating that they
thought Debbie was quite mad!
A tear came to her eye, and her voice wavered slightly as she tried to finish her presentation...
"The cameracope will let us see these creatures.... if they exist... and we could maybe... we could learn a lot about ourselves if we... if we
only.... ... .. . "
Her voice trailed off as the teacher stepped forward;
"Thank You Debbie, that was...erm... very interesting! and it showed great.... uhm... imagination!" she said.
But Debbie KNEW that she'd blown her big chance to impress the whole School, and worse still - had probably made a complete fool of herself in the
process. "Little People!!!" she thought to herself... "How STUPID!!!"
When she got home, she slammed the big trolley which carried "MINIWORLD!" straight into the garage wall with a huge crash, knocking a large tin of
paint off the shelf which then snapped one of the tent poles, leaving the polythene flapping about unsecured.
"Whaaat waas THAT???? Muuum??" asked Jigg as she raised her head from her pillow sleepily.
"It's nothing dear, just the.... "neighbours" crashing about up there! Try and go back to sleep, it'll be dark soon, and we've got lots of
things on the list to collect tonight!"
So, Jigg just shrugged, yawned, lay back down, gently pulled her brand new "lucky" and very cosy, pink heart sleeping bag all around her, and went
back to sleep.