After their father was injured and no longer able to support the family, Sarah and Jenny were sent to work in the sewing factory. A sad existence for two little girls.
The girls' mother took them to the library once a week so they could choose books to read. They loved to read and read voraciously whenever they got home from work at night.
Through the pages of these wonderful books, the girls lived adventurous lives and went to exciting places. They may have had to grow up fast but they lived their childhoods inside the pages of the books.
This is my 100 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner, hosted by Roger Shipp. He provides us with a photo prompt and approximately 200 words with which we create our stories. To read the other entries for this challenge, click here.