Yes, I know I just published a flash piece yesterday, but what can I say? I’m totally
procrastinating on fixing a broken book fired up about writing flash pieces right now.
For this one, I combined two prompts. The first is Chuck Wendig’s next challenge, another that requires choosing a three word title from a list. The other is Carrot Ranch’s prompt, which is this: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a watcher.
The Porcelain Cat
Skylar sees it as soon as she wakes—the small figurine on her desk. She picks it up, turns it, strokes its glass ears. I wish she could see how happy her discovery makes me.
I couldn’t give it to my granddaughter before I passed, as my grandmother had done for me. The porcelain cat is old, precious. It deserves to be in kind hands.
So, I broke a silly old rule and moved it. I was careful. No one saw it floating.
And watching her now, I know I’ve done the right thing. They will protect each other.