Although I enjoy reading her posts, I’ve not participated (officially) in Rochelle’s Friday Fictioners challenges. So, I thought this week I’d give it a try. Here is my 100 word story.
The Grinch’s Eyeball
The child shrieked as he clung to the woman’s leg, scooting along the marble floor, refusing to stand. Embarrassed, looking more than a little haggard, she kept her composure as onlookers glared. Across the courthouse lobby, like a sentry guarding her only escape from the dagger stares, stood a sign. The elevator was out of order. The woman reached down to lift the child, wishing she’d never taken that moonlight stroll down the garden path into the life she now desperately wanted to put behind her.
“I’m scared too,” she whispered, and up they climbed into the eyeball.