The following photo is the PHOTO PROMPT, a cool picture for hot days, depending on your side of the globe. Where does it take you? Tell us in a hundred words or less.
I’m doing it again. Taking a story out of mothballs and republishing it for Friday Fictioneers with a new photo prompt. It’s proving to be a crazy-busy summer and my muse is giving me the silent treatment. A few of you might remember this one from 2013.
Genre: Literary Fiction
Word Count: 100
The surgeon told her she’d never walk again.
Not long after that, Grandpa Farthing came for a visit. “How’s my favorite cyclist?”
“Pity-party? Here, celebrate with this.” He tossed a book into her lap. “I enjoyed it as a boy.”
“‘Around the World on a Bicycle’?”
“By Thomas Stevens. Rode it on a big-wheeled contraption called a Penny Farthing.”
Two years later, inspired by Stevens’ determination, she labored to prove the doctors wrong and registered for her first Penny Farthing race.
The official stared at her signature. “You’re joking.”
“Nope, Miss Penelope Farthing at your service.”
The ordinary bicycle was nicknamed “Penny Farthing” for its shape: