Friday Fictioneers: Gram’s Library

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in the Friday Fictioneers Challenge. The objective is to write a 100 word story based on the photo prompt provided. Today’s photo was provided by Claire Fuller.

Copyright by Claire Fuller

Gram’s Library

Nick pulled books from the shelf and dropped them into the box behind him.

“Gram said the books were magic.” Clairy climbed the ladder.

Nick rolled his eyes picked up a book and opened it. Nothing. No magic. He slammed it shut blowing dust into the air. “Prove it.”

Laughing Clairy reached for the higher books. The ladder wobbled beneath her.

Tossing the book back in the box, Nick mumbled, “Would serve her right if she fell.”


Nick spun around. Clairy, stunned, held open a book from which a swirling, sparkling mist of stars spread out across the ceiling.

100 words

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45 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Gram’s Library”

  1. kzkz

    fun and magical! ^^ stars or no stars, Gram was right, books are magic.

  2. Rochelle Wisoff-FieldsRochelle Wisoff-Fields

    Clairy was right. the books were magical. Love the visual in my head. BTW Edward Scissorhands was one of my favorite movies. I cried.

  3. MelindaMelinda

    I agree, Gram was right 🙂 Books have always been magical to me!

  4. Diana BeebeDiana Beebe

    Great story! I wonder what happens next now that Nick knows Gram was telling the truth. 🙂

  5. TrudyTrudy

    Ooooh, I like the stars spread out across the ceiling, this is a wonderful image, I was waiting for the magical twist at the end, and this was just perfect. 🙂

  6. tt

    Because magic only happens for those who believe, right?

  7. Perry BlockPerry Block

    Wow, that’s a gram of what you’re talking about in the story?! Nice job, Debra.

  8. tedstrutztedstrutz

    Love the new look, Dahling…

    Nice magical story!

  9. Emma MeadeEmma Meade

    Always listen to your Gram. I just noticed the flowers? feathers? drifting down the side of the page. Lovely.

  10. AmyAmy

    I loved this story, Debra. What a great concept to have every book have a bit of magic. Well executed story. I love the fairy dust effect at the end!

  11. janetjanet

    That was magical…but would you please send me that tea cup from the right side of your page as soon as possible? 🙂


  12. NightlakeNightlake

    Clairy has proved that books are indeed magical:)

  13. DawnDawn

    Great visuals here, thanks for the enchantment.

  14. kdillmanjoneskdillmanjones

    I feel like we just saw a small window of the story and I am left wanting to know the full girth of it. Very exciting.

  15. Anne OrchardAnne Orchard

    Some people have to see the magic before they believe, others create it for themselves 🙂 Lovely story.

  16. Randy MazieRandy Mazie

    If “Nick mumbled,’“Would serve her right if she fell’.” and then you wrote:
    I expected to see Clairy on the floor.

    cute starry eyed story. Randy

  17. vb holmesvb holmes

    All kinds of magic comes from books–stars on the ceiling are special. What’s the name of that book?

  18. Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

    Great job, Debra! I always enjoy your Friday Fictioneers posts. 🙂

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