Saturday, December 29, 2018

The number detective

‘All these books start, ‘Once upon a time’, or ‘In a land far away.’ Why can’t they be set now and here?’

‘It’s just how book’s start.’

‘Well, it’s rubbish. I want to be the main character.’

‘The idea is you use your imagination to pretend you’re the hero.’

‘I don’t want to be someone else. Can’t you make up some stories?’

‘I’m an accountant, not a writer.’

‘It could be about warring spreadsheets. You’re always moaning about how they don’t reconcile.’

‘I …’

‘And I could be number detective.’

‘But …’

‘Are you going to tell this story, Dad?’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's a good one, Rob. The pragmatic child - I like it! Trying to work out now how a story with a numbers detective would go...