The cue for the Zoe's blog hop this week is "turn." It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to write for this, but thoughts started turning in my mind and took me back to some memories. I'm linking my six up to Six Sentence Stories - Turn. Be sure to click on Zoe's site to read some more stories written in only six sentences, and if you are so inclined and have a blog, join in the fun.
It was a meeting place, home, or safe base from a certain monster, the pretend Gila monster, and when the sun was blazing hot, it provided shade. Rolling it required group effort since it was a little wobbly, and the ground wasn't exactly smooth. It could be a mountain top, a table, or a jumping off spot. With its simplicity of style, it could be transformed into many uses and was a special backyard attraction, or perhaps an eyesore to some who didn't see its value. In the last days of its original purpose the large wooden spool became know as the "roly-poly," a favorite toy of the children and the neighbor children. The last words uttered to it were, "It's my turn!"