“Does anyone know what this is?” The children shook their heads at the picture. “Well, long ago, before this library was built, there was this old man. We called him the town hoarder while some called him the town thief. If you place something on your lawn, it would disappear overnight. A week later, your lost possession would mysteriously end up at the hoarder’s house.”
One of the children’s hand shot up, “What happened to the old man?” She said in a soft voice.
“Well, he died. If he was still here, do you think this library would’ve been built?”
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.