‘Let me spin you a yarn,’ said the storyteller to the girl.
‘Once there was an young lady who sat with needle and thread,’ she began. ‘She sat all day darning all sorts of items from socks to sheets.
‘She took no money, but was grateful for gifts of thanks.
‘None of the villagers knew her well, but they all felt warmly towards her.
‘One day the village elder came to see her with his ceremonial robe in need of some repair.
‘When he arrived at her small dwelling, she was not in her chair, where she was usually to be found.
‘The alarm was raised, but despite a search, the lady was never seen in the village again.’
The girl waited. ‘What had become of her?’ she asked.
‘Why, she had come to the end of her thread and set off for a new life.’
‘Was that young lady you, Gran?’
The storyteller winked at the small girl and left her there as her name was announced:
‘This year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature…’
Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.
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