#CarrotRanch #FlashFiction Challenge: Making a Rainbow @Charli_Mills

This post was written in response to Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch’s weekly Flash Fiction Challenge

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February 9, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rainbow in a puddle. Is it a silver lining of sorts or a false reflection? Think about what it might mean or convey. Simple science? Hope? Or the doom of humankind? Create action or character reflection. Go where the prompt leads you.

Respond by February 14, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published February 15). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

Here’s my take on the prompt this week:

Making a Rainbow

‘Look a puddle!’ James rushed to the playground.

‘What’s a puddle?’ asked Timmy.

‘Some water on the floor,’ replied Susan.

‘But we mustn’t spill any water,’ said Timmy. ‘Who did it?’

‘The clouds spilled the water,’ said Miss Rushbrooke.

‘Does that mean the drought’s over?’ Asked Jenny.

The teacher sighed watching the toddlers dip their fingers. They hadn’t seen rainfall in their short lives.  ‘Look for a rainbow. That’ll bring us good luck.’

They shook their heads; the sky was clear blue again.

‘Don’t worry,’ said Miss Rushbrooke. ‘Bring the watercolours. We can make a rainbow in the puddle.’

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Some say you never miss what you’ve never had, others say you can invent things that you’ll never see and never miss them, because they’re always in your imagination.

Teachers can help children be creative and imagine what they haven’t yet seen, or might never see.

What a wonderful profession!

 

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Posted on February 14, 2017, in Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Ah, I love the profession that opens minds to imagination. I had not thought about watercoluors in a rain puddle. What a magical sight to the toddlers!

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  2. Of course, I love it, Luccia; and thank you to both you and Charli for your kind words. I love the questions the children ask, and the teacher’s wonder-ful suggestion. What I love most though are your words at the conclusion of your story, adding power to its meanig. From one teacher to another – great job!

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  3. I agree with you both about Norah. And I agree with Norah and Charli about your flash. Lovely take on this one. ❤ Hadn't thought of this. Nice.

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