Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
The Latest Technology
“They’re coming!” Tommy warned.
“Just one more,” Mike said. “Hold the ladder while I get down.”
Mike and Tommy scampered away, lugging the ladder out of sight. They could hear their father approaching, a handful of friends in tow.
“Electricity is the latest technology,” Alexander explained. “No need for candles or kerosene. Lights up an entire room.”
As the group gathered in the foyer, Alexander flicked the light switch. Everyone looked up – and saw four forlorn-looking kittens on the light fixture, each illuminated by the light bulb next to it.
The kittens looked even more astonished than the men. “Meow.”
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