Charli Mills’ January 19th Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge was to write a 99 word (no more, no less) story about a quarry. As always, Charli suggests we go where the prompt leads us, and this is where it led me.
“Mom, you’ll never guess what happened!” Emma ran into the kitchen, the back door banging shut behind her.
“There were cop cars at the quarry today. Simply everywhere! I know you told me I shouldn’t ever go there, but I just KNEW I had to have a look. I’ve been LONGING to do this ever since Joey told me there were ghosts there. It was SO exciting Mom. I even helped the police,” she said holding up a bundle of fur.
“See, I rescued the dead man’s puppy. The officer said I could keep him. I can, can’t I?”