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One Afternoon (Carrot Ranch)

January 6, 2020

It’s the first prompt of the new year over at Carrot Ranch. Give a click HERE and play along or just sit back and read some good pieces of flash fiction.

The prompt:

January 2, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something found in a hutch. It can be any kind of hutch — a box for critters or a chest for dishes. Go where the prompt leads!

The story:

One Afternoon

She laid two bony hands on the table, leaned forward, and with a moan of effort, stood up. She grabbed her cane and shuffled away.

“Where you going, grandma?” I said, hoping I hid the hope in my voice.

She didn’t answer, but she didn’t have to because when I saw her walk to the hutch I knew exactly where she was going. Third drawer, left side. That’s where she kept them.

“It’s been a while, love, so today we’re going to play a game.”

Third drawer, left side, that’s where my grandmother kept her deck of magic cards.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2020 10:36 am

    As in …The Gathering??

    Liked by 1 person

  2. January 7, 2020 10:10 pm

    I like this grandma! She’s keeping the magic alive in her family. 😉


  3. bkf55426 permalink
    January 8, 2020 9:44 am

    Hi Michael, Really good story. I wonder what the magic cards foretold. Barbara Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device



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