“Learning to build is important,” his father said. “No more games!”
He handed Nicholas the hammer.
“Hammering nails is basic. Just aim carefully and swing smoothly.”
Nicholas looked down, concentrating – he swung hard, smashing his father’s hand.
“Damn it, Nick! My thumb!”
“I told you I’m clumsy! It’s your fault!”
Nicholas returned to his room, where he defeated 2,714 online players, winning first place in his favorite video game, Space Sports. His fingers flashed lightning on the joystick, like well-oiled race car pistons, masterfully destroying thousands of alien invaders.