This is my response to the Friday Fictioneers prompt for June 13.
The challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt.
Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create.
My piece this week weighs in at exactly 100 words.
“Tell me what the monsters look like, Grandpa.”
“Monsters come in lots of shapes and sizes, Billy.”
“Not everyone who looks scary is, right?”
“Like Grandma. She’s not scary, but the lump on her neck looks scary.”
“Are the men that wear suits and ties and talk on T.V. monsters?”
“Some of them.”
“But not all?”
“How can we tell who the monsters are?”
“You can’t trust your eyes. Look with your heart, Billy. Your heart knows Grandma isn’t a monster, and your heart will tell you when someone who doesn’t look scary really is.”