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. Up to the challenge? Join in!
“Before you ask,” our guide said, “this isn’t the real wardrobe. And neither is the writing desk.”
“Excuse me,” said a woman, “is there a bathroom?”
“There’s a water closet behind you. But, as I was saying, the desk and Lewis family wardrobe were purchased at auction ten years after his death and are in a collection in Illinois. Now, proceed down the hall to the kitchen.”
“It’s not the real wardrobe?” Joy whispered.
“Apparently not,” Jack answered.
“But that was the whole point in coming here,” she sighed.
We can still explore the ‘wood between the worlds,’” he said.
100 words. Realistic fiction. The wardrobe at The Kilns, CS Lewis’ home in Oxford, England is not the same wardrobe CS Lewis and his brother Warnie used for imagination as youth and inspiration as adults. The real wardrobe is in Illinois, at Wheaton College in the Wade Center Museum. I found that out while on a tour of the home.
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