Please note – this is non-fiction!
This sewing machine reminds me of the one in my grandma’s room in China. I’ve only seen her use it once and I remember feeling curious. It looked fun the way she’d turned the wheel and operated the pedal as the needle bobbed rhythmically and stitches appeared on the fabric like magic. Of course, I wanted to learn but she wouldn’t teach me. Something about me being clumsy.
Stubborn as always, I took a chance in 10th grade and signed up for Home Economics, seizing the opportunity to learn to sew on a modern sewing machine with a built-in computer.
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.