In my effort to catch up with this challenge I find I will need to post a second helping today.
The prompt is:
….they worked when I put them away….
The rules are to write using the prompt plus 100 words for a total of 107.
She loved the twinkle of Christmas lights. Festooned off trees and shrubs, hung on the eaves, and dripping off the tree, the twinkle of each bulb gave her joy. Then, at the end of the season the strings were inspected, bulbs polished, then carefully wound, and tucked safely away where they’d keep till next season.
The following Christmas, as was her habit, she plugged in each string to check for spent bulbs and proper working order. One by one she plugged them in and found none working! Frustrated she thought,
“They worked when I put them away!”
In a nearby corner a mouse smiled at his handiwork.
Tomorrow we’ll be back on the Farmlet for a bit of gardening.