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Flash Fiction: Purpose

The scarecrow approached the little girl.

“I noticed you. That proves you are unusual,” said the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”

The little girl blinked unknowingly, her leg was still too injured for her to move. The scarecrow stood next to her, looking down at her. It was smiling.

“You will serve a purpose in life….”

She smiled back as its smile widened.

“Yes..The purpose of filling my stomach….”


Word Count: 100

Prompt:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #78

“That proves you are unusual,” returned the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”
― L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz