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It's a Digital world_Stephanie Stopp Ch 1
The anklet in the claw machine seemed to glimmer. My eye was drawn instantly to the yellow light in the corner of the truck stop.
I know a girl my age should be over these games, but I found myself wandering away from my family and towards it.
My eyes roved over the assortment of trinkets inside. A ring here, a watch there, little bobbles spread about and there it was, calling the quarters from my pocket.
My hand slid into my pocket, fingers carressing the coins inside. The coin slot seemed like the devil making me want to put my allowance inside for a chance to gain another useless item to add to my junk collection.
But that anklet spoke loud to me.
What would it hurt?
The coins rolled into the slot and the timer started at thirty seconds.
My eye's widened then narrowed as I focused, my hand clutching the knob and easing the claw over the collection.
I needed it.
My thumb brushed the red button, not yet pressing it. The shiny glow made me feel a rush of excitemnt as if I were a little
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