One of the blog prompts over at Carrot Ranch was to write a 99 word (no more, no less) about tools, either using the word itself or mentioning different kinds of tools. This pedometer geek writer had difficulty with this prompt, but when I checked out the site (www.carrotranch.com ), I thought I had an extra week to write something. Finally, earlier today (soon to be tomorrow, but I digress), I came up with an idea, and it is as follows:
Aloysius considered himself to be ordinary as much as any cat believes he’s ordinary.
His magical powers were just part of who he was. His flying ability, his strength, his speed, and other abilities were all tools to be used when needed.
Aloysius mostly used his powers in a positive manner, but every so often his curiosity got the better of him.
This day, Aloysius watched the waving fronds of carrots in his family’s garden. Mesmerized, he pounced on them, pulling a carrot out. He took a bite, but wasn’t impressed until he realized he could see for miles.
~Nancy Brady, 2021
To read all the stories on tools, check out http://www.carrotranch.com under the blog tab. The Carrot Ranch’s Word Wranglers used the tool prompt in so many inventive ways.