The Open Door #Flashfiction

This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills invited writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about an open door. It can be literal or metaphorical. What is behind the door? Who is seeking and why? As the writer, how will you manage the discovery? Go where the prompt leads!

This is my response. I hope you enjoy it.

An Open Invitation

Actions speak louder than words so, when the door opened, she assumed it was an invitation, even though she’d been told to stay inside. She didn’t need naptime. She was a big girl.

Outside the day sparkled with springtime. Birds chatted as they flitted from tree to tree, inviting her to follow. A lizard peeked from a log, then rustled away in winter’s leaves. She followed, crawling under bushes, into an open space where rocks warmed in the sun. Gum nuts and seed pods, twigs and leaves enthralled until, lulled by the warmth and the dappling light, she napped.

Thank you blog post

Thank you for reading. I appreciate your comments. Please share your thoughts.

37 thoughts on “The Open Door #Flashfiction

  1. Pingback: Open Doors « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. roughwighting

    Oh dear. I’m sure she’s having sweet dreams, but I bet her parents are worried sick. Hope they find her in a flash. With your beautiful story, I split into two. Enjoying the exploration out the door, and worrying like heck that she’s okay…

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