Usually Julia gives us a phrase as the starting point for our 100 word stories – but not always. For the 100 Word Challenge for Grownups this week, we’re intended to write stories answering the question this picture suggests: Why are the trees orange?
Two small boys in the park. “Hey look! They’re painting the trees orange.”
“So the trees know what kind of fruit to grow. These trees are supposed to grow oranges now.”
“What if they paint the trees yellow?”
“Then the trees know to grow bananas, of course.”
“Oh. So if they paint the trees red they have to grow apples?”
“And if they paint them purple they grow plums.”
“Well, how about if they paint the trees green? What would they grow then?”
“Don’t you know anything? If they paint the trees green they have to grow broccoli!”
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Please let me know what you think of this one!