My name is Myrtle and I stand in this pen day after day looking out at the green grassy field. I want so badly to go out and eat that tasty grass and romp in those grassy fields. My heart is out there and not in this stuffy ol' pen.

My mother tells me to not let that beautiful green grass fool me because the grass is NOT greener on the other side of the fence. I want to believe her, I really do, but my heart is out there in that beautiful green field.

Alas, I will never know.

100 words

Thank you MajesticGoldenRose for our photo prompt!

This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information click HERE.

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72 thoughts on “FFfAW-Myrtle

  1. Awww … Myrtle is so cute. You brought her to life, PJ.
    It’s so true for all of us too. We think going somewhere else if going to be better
    because the grass looks greener. It isn’t always a fact. Nicely written …
    Isadora 😎

    • Jessie, you are so very right! We never know the truth to it until we experience it for ourselves. It’s good to see you because I have been concerned about you. I haven’t seen you on the blog’s recently.

  2. One can never know unless one tries…true the grass may or may not be always green on the other side but if Myrtle wants so badly to see the other side the she must !
    very nice story dear Joy πŸ™‚

  3. We always long for what we can’t have! Maybe one day she’ll be able to see for herself whether the grass is truly greener on the other side – or not. Hopefully she’ll get there.

  4. Maybe the kid must have done something naughty, thats why he’s getting a time out πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
    Good one PJ

  5. A sweet story, PJ. I hope Myrtle someday gets the chance to explore the green field for herself, otherwise she’ll always regret not doing so. πŸ™‚

  6. Aww,this does depict many of the challenges we face in life. We think the grass is greener on the other side, and despite hearing it is not, sometimes, we just have to learn those lessons for ourselves. I love the story PJ

  7. What a cute story PJ. I totally feel Myrtle’s desire. I would want to chew on some sweet green grass than being in the pen, then again, mother might know better due to her experience. Who knows what’s lurking outside in the open.

  8. Awe poor Myrtle, I’m with her. I’d rather be romping and eating the nice green grass than be stuck in that dirty, dusty pen. I wonder if her Mom wanted to do the same thing when she was little. I bet she did!! πŸ˜‰

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