I wrote this 100-word story from the following picture prompt, posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the Friday Fictioneers. What struck me was that the room seemed so empty, so I wrote a story that is along the lines of “be careful what you wish for”:
Monica simply wished Joey would stop jumping and screaming so she could have some peace.
“Take him to the library,” said Peter.
Joey stared in silent awe as they walked past the shelves. She led him to the Children’s Room and chose a book.
“Look at the pictures for a minute, okay?”
He didn’t look up as she left. The silence was heavenly.
“You’re holding a book for me,” she told the librarian. “Please hurry.”
Book in hand, she rushed back.
He wasn’t there. She searched the room, then ran through all the rooms, her screams shattering the silent building.
If you’d like to join in, it’s easy. Just write a 100-word story of your own, post it on your blog or a webpage, then click on the froggie and add the link to ours. Don’t forget to read the other stories and comment — it’s fun to see the different takes on the same picture.