This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charlie Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about disappearance. It can be an event, act, or subtle theme. Who or what disappears? Does it fade or explode? Can it be explained or experienced? Go where the prompt leads!
My story includes the same characters that appeared in my previous story Change is Coming. I hope you enjoy it.
The Disappearing Trick
Jamie tore open his gifts—a book from Pauline, a soccer ball from Mum and, from Grandma and Grandpa, a magic set.
“Look, Rabbit,” said Jamie. “I can make things disappear.”
Jamie prepared his performance.
“For my first trick, I will make Rabbit disappear. Everyone, close your eyes. Abba. Dabba. Caboo! Open your eyes. Look. Rabbit disappeared.”
The family clapped.
“Where’s Rabbit?” asked Pauline.
“For my next trick, I will pull Rabbit out of the hat. Abba. Dabba. Caboo!”
“I wish it was that easy to disappear,” Mum whispered.
“We’ll help,” said Grandma and Grandpa.
Thank you for reading. I appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts.
Note: The collection of stories made in response to the previous prompt Ready for a Change can be read at the Carrot Ranch here.