An Innocent Soul – 99-word-story

February 27, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a golden onion. Any golden onion. One planted or harvested. An onion chopped for a meal. How can you use an onion as a prop in a character’s hand? Go where the prompt leads!

She was a young child, innocent, too young to be deprived of life, the ability to grow, learn, love, live. She was as a tender bulb sprouting from the earth needing to be nurtured, a tender soul needing to grow layer upon layer of knowledge, experience, happiness and sadness – to live and love life.

She grew no layers to be peeled back to remember a life well lived. She was merely an innocent soul whose smile would melt his heart, whose tiny fingers would grip her father’s hand. She was an innocent child deprived of life, gone too young.

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