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“What does ‘detour’ mean?” queried eight-year old Garry, trotting into the kitchen, his fingers clasping over the book perched on his elbow pit, without taking his eyes off it.

Tara, startled by Garry’s abrupt intrusion, almost dropped the whisk into the batter she was whipping for her cake order.

 Being used to such sudden literary interrogation by her bookworm son, Tara composed herself as she exhaled slowing, wiping the remaining batter off the whisk and answered Garry.

“It is exactly what you do when you cycle across the lawn towards the town library on the way to your guitar classes.”

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Randy Mazie
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Word count:100
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100 word story written in response to the photo prompt at Friday Fictioneers at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can post one of your own or read the other entries here.  

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  1. Ha.. though I think maybe the books might be better in the long run than the guitar... :-)

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    1. Haha..it could all be a matter of perspective, I'd say :-)

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  2. That sounds like a shortcut to me. :-)

    Lily

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    1. haha..yes, short-cut to the library, perhaps but surely a detour en route the guitar classes, no?

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