Earlier this week I discovered the Friday Fictioneers, headed by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. It’s a weekly writing prompt based on a photo. The challenge is to write a complete story with beginning, middle and end in only 100 words. So I thought, why not? I’ll give this a try.
Here is the photo prompt for this week and my response below:
a Reclusive Reader
Dusty hopped nimbly up the wooden steps of the ladder left beside the bookshelf. How thoughtful of the humans, he thought as his beady eyes grazed the colorful titles before him. “Much easier than climbing this dratted shelf,” he mumbled. Remember the “Atlas Shrugged” fiasco last week? The nearly 600,000 word novel had almost crushed him. At last his eyes came to rest on The Wind in the Willows. “Perfect,” he said, pulling the book from the shelf. He would return it later, with little or no nibble marks on the yellowed pages. Rats like to read too, you know.