99 word prompt : batty
April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads
If you want to participate, here’s the link: https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/13/april-12-flash-fiction-challenge/
“Coke bottle glasses,” Jessica giggled. “You look like a bat! No one wants you on their team!”
Plagued with double vision, and legally blind without glasses, I eagerly took the bench. A sunny day, what a magnificent scent coming on the north winds from a climbing rose. I closed my eyes to enjoy the beauty of it.
“Laura,” the coach said.
“Not another substitute,” I mumbled. “Their compassion is misplaced.”
“Why don’t you try to hit the ball?”
Dutifully, I went up to bat. The ball looked like several moving toward me. Swinging, I missed, and endured the laughter.