“I see you finally brought the brains of the operation with you,” teased Jim from his cluttered desk.
Big sister Jordey rolled her eyes. Little sister Daisy beamed. Dad waved.
“Jordey, watch your sister while I talk to Jim a minute,” said Dad. “Don’t touch anything.”
Jordey turned to Daisy, pointing to the wall.
“All the bad little girls,” sneered Jordey, “get shoved in that room. In the dark.”
“You’re a liar,” huffed Daisy.
“Try it,” she laughed.
“That door’s not real,” Daisy said.
Jordy leaned in. “Try it.” She smacked Daisy’s pigtail and Daisy smacked Jordey’s arm just as Dad turned around.
104 words. Feedback appreciated.
I just adore this picture. The monster in the lights is something I would have had to capture too. It’s at once fierce and, well, quite adorable. I imagine, were it to be my desk mate, we’d have many fantasy adventures together. The whatever that is on the wall looked a lot like a door to me, and I just knew it was my key.
What story comes to mind when you see that picture? Join in! Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count.
*Updated 5 April – added “big sister” and “little sister” and renamed “Dad” from Richard.
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