The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
First Step Forward
Not everyone could see the book; it chose its audience with care, inviting only those struggling to find their way into and through the world. Once seen, there was no escape: it required two pages of art from each person.
In completing the task, they discovered the demand was really a gift: a glimpse of a future where art was inevitable, achievable. This was their first step forward.
Coming around the corner, a young girl hesitated when she spotted the book. A breeze drifted through the garden, tossing the pages to display two blank sheets, beckoning the creator within her.
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.