The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
Putting on her gloves, Ida wondered how the family was coping after the fire, especially the children.
Oh, the agony of a child whose favorite toy was lost or damaged. She remembered being devastated when her favorite doll, Sally Sue, finally fell apart. Young Ida vowed never to let that happen again. And she didn’t. She learned to clean her dolls, repair the rips, sew their clothes.
As a professional doll restorer, Ida now helped others recover parts of their childhood. She smiled at her next three patients, knowing they would soon be reunited with those who loved them most.
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.