This week, prompted by the Carrot Ranch we visit Little Tittweaking to meet two spinsters, seeking solitude
August 1, 2022, prompt: Write a story that features someplace remote in 99 words (no more, no less). It can be a wild sort of terrain or the distance between people. What is the impact of a remote place? Go where the prompt leads!
Recluse On The Loose
Miss Ann Dree and Miss Ann Thrope are Little Tittweaking’s two spinsters. Both loath company and seek solitude. Miss Dree slavishly follows the concepts of local guru, Dee Poll, as revealed in her work, the Road to Remoteness, aka the Socio Path and keeps digging. Meanwhile Miss Thrope is inspired by that most famous work, the HHGTTG*. Adapting a technique for hiding from the Bugblatter Beast, she stays covered in her towel. While everyone knows she’s there and remains polite, when asked Miss Thorpe says she ignores everyone and ‘is not taken in by any of their old flannel’.
*the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: ‘uses of a towel: [you can] wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you)’