“Mona!  Hurry!  We must get there before they tear it down…”

The two winded teenagers ducked into the old garage.

” Over here,  Mona.  They already opened it up!”

“What are we going to do, Tommy?   Someone will surely turn it in…”

“Looking for something?”

“Uh. Well…”

“Here Miss,  I think this is yours.   Be sure to hold onto it a lot better.   Someday you might need it.”

“Thank you, so much.  Tommy?”

“He left, Miss.”


“Don’t trust anyone–trust yourself.   Trust the truth and strength of it.   Place your confidence in  the book of books.  Someday it won’t be forbidden.”

Friday Fictioneers at Addicted to Purple
Photo Prompt:  Copyright Mary Shipman
Word Count:  100
Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers



When I was a kid I wanted to be an "atomic" scientist. Not anything my mother expected of me. Well, I became a scientist, just not an atomic one.

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22 comments on “Forbidden
  1. Kate Loveton says:

    Intriguing story – I want to know more – before and after! Pls continue in a future story!

    • Lucy says:

      Sequel? Sure, I can do that. I considered it to be related to Fahrenheit 451. Sort of–topic of forbidden books or one forbidden book–I’m not sure.Thanks for being my biggest fan. You write so well–I like your stuff better than mine. Lucy

      • Kate Loveton says:

        I am on my way to work, and just quickly scanning comments before heading out the door. I am your biggest fan! You got that right. 🙂 As for your kind words about my writing, well, from one of the ‘Sisters Grime,’ I thank you!

      • Lucy says:

        I just can’t get over Snow White. She never ate the apple.

        How did the queen get so ugly? I’d probably get sick of the Charmings.. Really good story. Talk to you later Sister. Lucy

      • Kate Loveton says:

        Yeah, I did a number on the fairy tale – made Snow White smart enough to avoid the apple. Regarding the Queen’s dissent into true ugliness, well… beauty is as beauty does! I’m getting too philosophical for this late at night. (grin)

      • Lucy says:

        Sorry, I fell asleep with the roller ball (better than a mouse) in my hand and dropped it and couldn’t find the ball. it rolled underneath the bed. Didn’t think about using the touch pad. Duh. Teenager came in and found the ball for me. Lucy

  2. yarnspinnerr says:

    i agree completely with Kate. Intriguing and please continue with this.

    Great write.

  3. elappleby says:

    Interesting. I got the forbidden book bit, but I’m not sure what happened to Tommy?

    • Lucy says:

      Me either. He was in my way. Too many words to deal with him. Sorry. I guess he left. It’s not like your werewolf story. I loved that. Thanks for stopping by. I ‘ll see what I can do about Tommy. Lucy

  4. ahtdoucette says:

    True confessions, I’ve never read Fahrenheit 51, or if I did it was so long ago I don’t remember. I also want to know more. Very intriguing.

    • Lucy says:

      Okay. Fahrenheit 451 is about a future where all books are banned. They are burned by “firemen” and 451F is the temperature at which books burn down completely. It’s a pretty old book. There was a movie made. You can probably find it on youtube. or maybe hulu..

      Did you want to know what book the girl was hiding or just evolve the premise more. If you haven’t guessed what book it could be, google “book of books”. I don’t want to say it right here. My thought is that it doesn’t have to be a particulr book, but can be a genre of books. I’ll let you know when I have something written, okay? I’ve got two more challenges to do and then I can work on it.

      Thanks so much for your interest. You’re spurring me on to expand the story. Lucy

      I’ve been asked to write a sequel by several readers. I don’t want it to be like that book. I ‘ll go over it and see what I can come up with.

  5. Lucy, I agree. This story stood well alone, but would be a great beginning for a longer story. Well written.Thanks for the explanation of Fahrenheit 451 as I’d never read it or saw the movie either. Well done. 🙂 —Susan

    • Lucy says:

      Well, thank you. I do appreciate your comments. Don’t feel badly about not having read the book or seen the move for Fahrenheit 451. It was long ago. And the movie was so terrible. Concept was good but lousy movie. I suppose I could develop a longer story. Thanks again. Lucy

  6. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Lucy, I agree, this is great and I would love to know more. I have seen the movie and remember it well! Excellent read. Thanks, Nan 😉

  7. Dear Lucy,

    Before I read answers to comments, I thought immediately of Fahrenheit 451 (what self-respecting Bradbury fan wouldn’t?) Well done and creepier than creepy. It also made me think of Book of Eli.



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