Pick one of the Fall images (provided) and write a 200 word-max piece inspired by that picture.
My Entry: SKELETON CAREER DAY (195 words)
Blustering into the dingy café, the skeleton plonked his weary bones on the chair.
“How did it go?” said his rickety friend. “Did you share your ambitions?”
The skeleton leaned towards the candle in the centre of the table and his eye sockets lit up. “I told her I wanna be a crash-test dummy! I wanna save lives with my bones.” He waved his scraggy hand in the air, painting a picture with his phalanges.
“And?” His friend rubbed his hand-bones together. “What did she say?”
The skeleton hung his skull. “She said I didn’t have the stomach for it.”
His friend thoughtfully tapped his chin. “I thought you wanted to be a stand-up comedian?”
“I did, but she said there’s not a funny bone in my body.” He gloomily swigged his pumpkin-spiced latte, which cascaded through his bones and puddled by his metatarsals. “I even volunteered to be part of a skeleton crew—”
“Oof, not many of those about.”
“What can I say? I was desperate!”
“So, what did she mark you down for, in the end?”
The skeleton slumped and rubbed a bony hand over his bony pate. “The usual. Halloween decoration.”