Friday Fictioneers 7/19/2013
Writing a short piece in only 100 words is always challenging, and although no one minds that you go over or under by a word or two, I find that I do.
So thank you Rochelle for pushing us each week to crank up our creativity and get something written. I enjoy the challenge, and even though I can’t always get a story to come out of the prompts, I nevertheless enjoy everyone else’s contributions!
Maren leaned her bicycle against the tree in front of the police station. Earlier, she’d found a rusted, two-wheeler almost completely swallowed by a large tree. Her imagination in overdrive, she’d wondered how the child’s bike got so far into the woods, how many years had it been there, and what had happened to the poor child? Imagining foul play she went inside to make a report.
Thirty years previous…
Eric propped the bike against the tree, wondering, “How long will it take for the tree to swallow it?
Then, as children often do, he forgot about his experiment.
Story: exactly 100 words
Additional inspiration sparked from this photograph. 😉