Photo Prompt © Björn Rudberg
“Their kids stick chewing gums on us,” said the first.
“They pull at us till we disintegrate,” the second pipped in.
“The adults are no better, they leave us in dark places and forget all about us for years,” complained the third.
“No more,” cried out the oldest among them, “we refuse to serve those who abuse us. Let us go to those who need us the most and will actually appreciate us.”
And a few minutes later, the town woke up to see thousands of warm woolen caps leaving the luxury apartment block, and marching towards the homeless shelter!
Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details of the challenge HERE). The objective is to write a short story of 100 words or less based on the photo prompt given above.
To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
A lovely story from the hat’s point of view. 🙂 Really enjoyed reading it.
Thank you so much Moon
Enjoyed this writing in the voice of the hats!
Thank you so much Jan
As a collector of caps, this might just be my worst nightmare.
Ha ha ha. Sorry for that 🙂
A social revolution started by the hats! 🙂
Exactly, though they can’t really say Off with his head, for then they’ll have no role left to play 🙂
It is, it is 🙂
Imaginative. I like the hat POV.
Thank you so much Rochelle. Shalom.
We’ve taken them for granted for so many years, I don’t blame them. Fun 🙂
Exactly, thank you so much.
If hats could talk. And walk. 🙂
But who says they can’t? Maybe they just don’t want to 🙂
Oh dear, like Varad, my husband was a collector of caps… they are all lined up on the sofa for the boys to choose before I give them away to deserving people! Better hurry up before they bolt!
Ha ha ha ha. Merry Christmas Dale.
great take on the prompt. what a colorful parade it must have been. 🙂
Thank you so much. Indeed it was 🙂
Great fun – a procession I would love to have seen!
Hats finding a home where they are appreciated… what a great idea.
Thank you so much Bjorn, and thanks for the lovely photo.
Oh, I love that one. I can just envision the parade of hats marching down the center of town, or better yet, marching through Times Square, or down Michigan Avenue!
Ha ha ha. Thank you so much Jelli.
Lovely tale from the POV of the hats. Good on them for moving to where they are needed.
Thank you so much Irene.
Now that’s funny! Hope they find better owners there.🙄
Let’s hope so. Thank you so much Christine.
Everyone, even a hat, wants to be loved and appreciated. It sounds like they are headed in the right direction.
Definitely. Thank you so much.
Very amusing tale! Will teach us to treat our hats and other clothing better from now on.
Thank you so much Fatima, they sure deserve it.
What an adorable story. They were off to serve a much higher purpose at the homeless shelter. I love it! =)
Thank you so much Brenda.
Woooo go hats!! And a good choice. I hope they will be loved again 😃
I’m sure they will be. Thank you so much Laurie.
An interesting perspective. I can related to the ‘leave us in dark places and forget about us’ comment. You should see the closet where my husband keeps his baseball caps. Good job!
Thank you so much Susan.
Great take on this prompt. These hats have become sentient beings in so many stories 🙂
Thank you so much Granonine.
A wonderful take.
Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you too
Ha, Ha. I liked this story, Anurag. Good for the hats. The wealthy didn’t appreciate them so they went to the homeless. I could see them marching down the street. Good writing. Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2018. 😀 — Suzanne
Thank you so much Suzanne, and same to you
How clever to write this story from the point of view of the hats! I loved it, and now I’ll have a little empathy for my hats I keep stored in the closet! 🙂 Happy New Year!
Thank you so much Jan. A very happy new year to you and your loved ones too.
Ha! Ha! Let’s hope they find more appreciative people over in the shelter.
Fingers crossed 🙂
I really like the fairy tale like imagination of your story – a whole new angle on the hat community !
Thank you so much.
Thank you so much Eugenia.