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.    


©Joelle LeGendre