I've written a story which I am linking to a blog hop at Denise's Girlie on the Edge's Blog. The cue is a different word each week. This week we were given Six Sentence Stories - Habit. Click the link so you can read the other stories written in just six sentences.
Hoping to fit in with some of the girls at her new school, Marylou again joined a small cluster of girls sitting on the grass during their lunch break.
They all seemed to have something to say to one another, but not to her and neither did she interject.
Finally, one of the older girls, gazing directly at Marylou's hands asked her why she always sat like that.
Shrugging, without making eye contact, Marylou's cheeks flushed in embarrassment as she glanced down at her hands while slowly opening them until her fingers were fully extended between the blades of grass.
Another girl held up her own fingers admiring her pink polished nails, and told her about how her mom used to put hot pepper sauce on her fingernails to make her stop chewing them.
The thought of that playground encounter was all it took for Marylou to begin breaking her recently acquired habit.