January 11, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about wet ink. It can be artistic, writerly or something completely off-the-wall. Go where the prompt leads.
The Pen is Not Mightier Than the Tablet
Billy’s world seemed futuristic to his grandpa. All he ever did was touch a screen. Grandpa pulled a pen out of his pocket and held it out for him.
“What is this? How do you turn it on?” Billy scrunched up his face as he inspected what he was given.
“That is a pen. You use it to write. This is how you turn it on.” Grandpa clicked the pen as if it would magically bring his grandson the urge to use it to write.
“No, thanks,” he said handing him back the pen and turning to his tablet.