Charli Mills over at the Carrot Ranch posted her flash fiction challenge:
Seeds of Generosity
Spreading the seeds of generosity from one story to the next.
April 15, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that seeds generosity. Who is generous and why? Think of generosity as planting a future outcome. Go where the prompt leads!
Write a story about spreading the seeds generosity? Well of course, that would be Gloria. But, how can I tell the story of Gloria’s generosity in only 99 words? Here is my story:
Gloria by Jennie Fitzkee
Gloria. That was the name children gave her. She was old, shy, and people had always called her a witch. When she came into a classroom of children, she couldn’t even speak. They were startled and curious; Gloria was, well, different. She lived in a picnic basket in the classroom. Whenever she visited the children, they were excited. When Halloween came around, children rallied to help Gloria pick a costume. The years rolled on, Gloria became a member of the class. Suddenly the tables were turned. She was the one who was ‘there’ to help children. Tears and hugs.