A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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26 April 2013

Published April 24, 2013 by rochellewisoff

WELCOME TO FRIDAY FICTIONEERS. 

As always, writers are encouraged to be as innovative as possible with the prompt and 100 word constraints. 

Henry David Thoreau said it best.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

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THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)

THE KEY:

Make every word count.

THE RULES:

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Genre: Literary Fictoin

Word Count: 99

ERUDITION

            “You should get a Kindle.”

            “Why?”

            “Convenience. It doesn’t take up any room and you can download a whole library. Think about it, sis. Call me later.”

            Charlene hung up the phone and sighed. Since the accident Donna, the quintessential caretaker, had only gotten worse. Always trying to improve Charlene’s life.

            But Charlene didn’t want an impersonal, electronic-voice activated device. She loved the scent and texture of books.

            “Where was I?” Skimming her fingertips along the raised dots on the page, she savored her inner voices. “‘The library was a little old shabby place. Francie thought it was beautiful.’” 

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The quote at the end is  from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Since the first time I read it as an eleven-year-old it’s remained at the top of my re-reading list.

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