Today’s challenger to write a story in less than one hundred words comes from writer Helen Ellwood. Helen’s story is Rescue and you can read it below.
I don’t know why we’ve been shut in this cardboard box. My kittens are crying. Someone is carrying us somewhere, without care. I smell water, hear birdsong. The canal? The box is on the ground now. A pause. Heavy footsteps walk away.
It’s dark and I can’t escape. My babies crawl under me. I comfort them, but I’m afraid.
Sunlight is bright as the box is opened. A human girl picks me up and holds me to her heart. Her friend picks up my kittens. The girls are crying, but my heart sings with joy.
We are safe.
To find out more about Helen’s writing you can visit her blog here.