Mini Kit is a
doll from 1934. (But, she really enjoys fantasy and even older
historical time periods much, much more than the decade of the Great
Depression. Do you blame her?)
While Kirsten, Nellie, and May are nice, they aren't really in
this story (which involves camera tricks, but no photo editing except
When we last left Mini Kit, she had stormed off from the others
because Kirsten wanted to party like it's 1855, instead of watching a
DVD. When she got to the dark bedroom, she saw...
"Hm," Mini Kit mused. "That doesn't look like Kirsten, a
really bratty 18-inch-tall girl from 1854. From the little I can
see, the girl seems to be dressed far too fashionably. And her
hair is so long, she can't be Nellie, or May. So who could it be?"
She considered...as...she...slooooowly...moved...toward...the light switch.
she mused again, stepping away. "This is a big adventure. I
need adventurer clothes! I think I'll go change!"
of whether or not anyone else cared who the new girl was, Mini Kit
slipped back out of the bedroom, toward her box of clothes.
Out in the main room, Kirsten, Nellie, and May were preparing for a rousing round of the popular 1855 game, "Jump the Shark."
"I don't have a leather jacket," Kirsten said, "but I'll figure something out. Nellie, can I borrow your swimsuit?"
"I don't understand this game," Nellie said. "Although, it is your belated birthday party, Miss Kirsten, so I suppose we should play along."
"And May," Kirsten added, "you have to find me a motorcycle!"
"Baloney!" May said. "Motorcycles did not exist in 1854!"
"Well," Kirsten said, "we're playing 1855, not 1854."
May sighed massively.
them, Mini Kit made her way to her clothes box. She was planning
to wear her beautiful warrior princess outfit, but something else
caught her eye. "What is this?"
"The collar on my T-tunic is fixed! And--wow!!!"
the Ren Faire bodice and skirt I've always wanted!" Though her
warrior princess dress might have been more practical, she couldn't
resist the thrill of putting on new clothes.
Soon she was on her way to face the adventure before her!
She climbed all the way up to the light switch again. Luckily, the new girl was still on the dresser.
Mini Kit flipped the switch...
The new girl looked startled.
So did Mini Kit.
"P...p...purple hair? That's...that's...."
She paused. "That's so cool!"
She scampered over to the dresser.
Keeping on guard, she said, "Hi! I'm Mini Kit!"
The girl smiled, but didn't reply. The girl's smile put Mini Kit at ease, though, and she put her sword down.
"What's your name?" Mini Kit extended her hand, but the girl shied back.
"What's wrong?" Mini Kit asked, but the girl didn't reply.
"Oh!" A soft, fuzzy face nuzzled Mini Kit's. "A baby unicorn!"
She ran a hand through the unicorn's soft mane. "He's so beautiful! What's his name?"
The girl's lips moved, but no words came out.
Mini Kit said. "Can't you talk? Well, that's all right.
Your dress is so pretty! You must really like unicorns,
The girl nodded.
"Me too!" Mini Kit said. "The only thing better than unicorns are pegasii, because they can fly!"
The girl just smiled.
Mini Kit mused. "I know! I'll go through the alphabet and
you can stop me when I get to the first letter of your name. And
then we'll keep going until I've guessed what your name is!"
The girl nodded again.
Mini Kit cleared her throat. "A, B, C--"
The girl waved her arms.
"C, huh?" Mini Kit smiled. "All right. A, B, C..." She got all the way to "O"...
... before the girl stopped her.
"C-O--Connie!" Mini Kit cried.
The girl waved her hands.
of like Connie," Mini Kit said, sitting down to think.
"Constance? No? Coraline? Corabelle?
Consuela? Corrie? Corazon? Conan? Conanina?
Carol and you can't spell right? Hmmmmmm..."
She finally gave up, and started going through the alphabet again, until she got
Mini Kit frowned. "I already guessed Constance and you said 'no!'"
The new girl just smiled.
Still pouting, Mini Kit ran through the alphabet one more time. She went right past E, until,
"...W, X, Y--"
The girl jumped up and waved her arms.
"Constancy?" Mini Kit scratched her head. "That's your name?"
The girl grinned, nodding.
"I guessed it! I guessed it!" Mini Kit jumped up and down. She was so excited she tried to hug Constancy....
...but something very strange happened. Mini Kit's arms went right through her!
Mini Kit took another step forward, but walked right through Constancy's legs. "You...you're a ghost!"
The girl quickly shook her head, but Mini Kit didn't care.
"A ghost!" she screamed.
Constancy leaned down and tried to talk, but Mini Kit still couldn't hear her.
"A ghost!" Mini Kit screamed. Terrified, she ran away...
...leaving her sword behind.
At least Constancy got a new toy!
Will Mini Kit overcome her fear of "ghosts"?
And would Miss Cheap Lady really have a ghost in her house? (Er, I can answer that one--no, no she would not. :) )
To be continued!
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