Hula Hooping – Short Story – January 23, 2016


Sharon used to trip up as the hoop refused to go ’round and ’round her waist  and sometimes she’d fall when it’d reach her ankles.  The uncoordinated rapid back and forth movement of her pelvis, which she thought should have kept the colourful circle twirling, just didn’t, no matter how quickly she pumped.

Her friend Mahiya giggled, she’d learnt the trick and could keep the hoop twirling even for up to twenty minutes now, in fact Mahiya was inventing new things to do with hula hoops.  Patiently she explained again that the trick was actually a slow, circular motions with her hips, saying: “You’ve got to work with the hoop!”.

Now many years later, Sharon and Mahiya have integrated rhythmic dance steps with their artistic use of their hula hoops.  Bashir, who had often hid giggling just beyond the hedge watching them when he was little,  now had problems of his own, keeping his heart pumping at a slow natural pace as he watched the girls, hula hoop.

© G.s.k. ‘16


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About Georgia

I love to read...I like to write...I've travelled the world and seen the sites. I'm past my prime and feel so young, especially when near the young. I'm writing this blog, to remember, to think and to share...with the hopes that someone else will make a comment that will stimulate new thoughts and pathways. Actually, I'm a gabber, so the logical extension of gabbing is blogging! ;-)
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20 Responses to Hula Hooping – Short Story – January 23, 2016

  1. Your story brought a big smile to my face!

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    I love the little story! The video is awesome! I never could do a hula-hoop, no matter how much I tried 🙂

  4. Paloma says:

    Glad Sharon finally got the hang of it — even if it is distracting Bashir 😉

  5. ivywalker says:

    FUN STORY! I loved this! I was never coordinated enough for the hoop! hahaha!

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