I was feeling a bit meh last night, but I wanted to write *something*, so I took a couple prompts for toot fic – fic that fits in a 500-character toot on Mastodon.
This is what I got.
The thing about a baby was, it was literally made of connections. Polly finished spinning wool from her friend’s sheep, twisting into it a strand of the feelings she had for her friend.
She wound the yarn into a ball with sororal affection and the big-sister feeling that never went away, then reached for the line that connected the mother & father to the baby.
Babies were born of connections. She knit the echo of those connections into a tiny sweater of protection & love.
To @DialMforMara‘s prompt: Knitting with Strands.
“Damn.” The book hit the tile. “Fuck. Shit.” Amy’s arms went up. “This… fuck.”
“Fuck,” Tod and Amy saw eye to eye for once. “We can – can not…” The word he had need for was too long. Every word was too long.
“Draw!” Amy went to work with a pen on the tile. “Pic-”
“Icon.” Tod did the same. “Icon.”
The 👿 was the 1st of its kind to be sent to hell with a 😀.
To @tomasino’s prompt
A grammatical demon has been summoned at Oxford and was let free accidentally by the lack of a third comma. It has already devoured all words longer than four letters.