“Don’t touch that!” a voice said out of nowhere as he picked up the shiny object from the grass. The outburst startled him, “Why not?”
“Because that key is dangerous, especially in the hands of a human! Just set it down, and walk away.”
And being human, such a warning made him curious. However, the real attention grabber was the writing on the key. “’Once Upon A Time…’?”
The voice yelled back something, but he did not hear it. Grabbing the key had revealed the keyhole underneath it, which he slowly unlocked.
Suddenly, the ground fell away under him.
My entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. And one of the hardest ones I’ve done yet, since this is only the select 100 from 1000+ that this had unfolded into. Might just have to post the rest…
I hope you all enjoy!