Dress to Dust

Charli Mills offered us the opportunity to craft a 99-word tale about a 1940s dress hanging in an abandoned house. Should you desire to have such opportunities in the future, please follow her inviting blog here: Carrot Ranch

She said yes to the dress. It belonged to her grandmother’s sister, for whom she was named. She had only seen photographs of her great aunt in the dress. It was such a romantic idea.

With her best friend by her side, she walked into the old family home, heading for the attic stairs. Cobwebs covered the walls and dust motes danced in the sparkling shaft of sunlight that stood between them and the dress.

On the other side of the sun, they gasped! As they watched, the beautiful dress from the picture fall apart right before their eyes.

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


16 responses to “Dress to Dust

  1. Annette, this is wonderful! And even more so considering that 99-word restriction. That kind of thing is a huge obstacle for me. But I love this prompt. Maybe I’ll give it a try. Hugs on the wing.

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  2. Mmmm… I looked at the rules and the form… I don’t think I can do it in time. Especially since my energy always goes kerput around 3PM. Although I like the prompt so much that it might still inspire something. I’ve seen a few Pixabay images that were on that theme and they always stirred my imagination. Have a relaxing night.

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  3. Excellent take on the prompt, Annette. Loved the mysterious magic in this. 🙂

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  4. Excellent, Annette!

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  5. delightful Annette! 💖

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