Looking For … ? A 100-word story

This week’s 100-word story photo prompt comes from ©Amy Reese.

The challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo.

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Genre: Fiction

Looking For … ?

I wonder what it’s like to do things with other people. It seems noisy.
Mummy’s friend Geena invited me to her camera club. I asked what do you do in a camera club. Is it like chess club where you have to beat all the other kids even though they don’t like it?
Mummy laughed and said don’t worry, if I look behind enough doors I’ll find my perfect space to grow. Weird, right?
Anyway, I like being by myself. It’s quiet. Sometimes though I think it might be nice with other people.
As long as they’re not too noisy.

©Siobhán McNamara

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15 Responses to Looking For … ? A 100-word story

  1. if I look behind enough doors I’ll find my perfect space to grow

    What a wonderful line! And so true. Nice take on the prompt.

  2. Jo says:

    “if I look behind enough doors I’ll find my perfect space to grow.” I am sitting here wondering how did you even come up with that line. Simply brilliant!!

  3. draliman says:

    I’m with her. Other people are okay but some peace and quiet is good too!
    Lovely piece.

  4. Lovely insight into a child’s mind.

  5. A great insight Siobhan and lovely to read one of your stories – it’s been a while.

  6. This one I really like… somehow I see myself as a child there… and then I grew to like noise.

  7. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooooo this is a little creepy but I’m not sure why. A great story. Well told

  8. Archon's Den says:

    Shhh, I’m enjoying the child-like silence. 🙂

  9. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Bravo. Great story with a great moral – be happy with who you are.

  10. Michael Wynn says:

    This child sounds a bit withdrawn but comfortable nonetheless and hay, who doesn’t like too much noise

  11. I have lots of moments like this.
    Very relatable.

  12. I found this story a bit creepy, not sure why, but very good.

  13. neilmacdon says:

    That’s a beautiful character portrait

  14. Dear Siobhán,

    It’s nice to see you back to fill the void you left. 😉 I think this child has found her niche. Definitely not one to follow the herd. Well done.



  15. gahlearner says:

    For some reason this read like the thoughts of an autistic child to me. In any case, great story. I like the line with the space to grow, too.

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