Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up. The Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture. The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!
The Screw Turn Mansion
It was the tiniest of episodes, but some felt I needed the country air. I arrived to a welcoming host who explained the layout of the estate as she showed me to my room, the one with the view of the gardens.
Her grandson took my hand and dictated my week: running through the brook one day, rolling down the hill another. I was sad to say good-bye, but readied with enthusiasm to return to work.
“Thank you for your stay,” my host said.
“My pleasure,” I said. “Your grandson is wonderful.”
“I’m sorry?” she answered. “There are no children here.”
This week it’s one of my pictures. I’m thrilled to be able to contribute, and excited to read everyone’s stories (now that I’ve written mine). Thank you, Rochelle, for everything you do to keep this going.
*Image © Copyright: Melanie Greenwood
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