I'm finishing an inside 8, when out of the corner of my eye, I suddenly see a tiny little girl skating backwards towards me. She passed within a hair of me, and so fast I didn't even have time to flinch. She skates down the length of the rink doing her back crossrolls, zip zap thunderclap.
It's been years since I flinched when someone passed close to me, but this was close enough to be a very close call.
|The Close Call|
"You were doing back cross rolls?" I ask.
"And you had me in sight?"
"And you knew you would miss me?"
"Because I'm so slow?"
|In my head.|
I sigh, and pat her shoulder. "Well done."