99 Word Story- Bones

“These old bones ain’t meant for working no more” the old woman’s hands were knurled, bent and broken by work and time. Yet still she soldiered on, creating the most beautiful dream catchers I had ever seen. 

I wasn’t going to stop today, I don’t have the time or the money but something called to me. 

The sight of that dream catcher in the window, golden beads reflecting the sunlight, bleached wishbone dangling beneath, swaying in the gentle breeze. It took my breath away. It’s exactly what I need to keep the nightmares away. 

Tonight, I will finally sleep. 

October 24, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about bones. It can be any genre or tone. Is it spooky, irreverant, poignant? Go where the prompt leads!

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    1. Thank you! I actually based it on something that happened to me years ago- I dreamed of a very specific dream catcher, went to a bird sanctuary that I’d never been to before (or since) and in the gift shop was the exact same dream catcher from the night before! It’s hung above my bed ever since

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