The doors stood defiant in the gloom. A padlock and rusty chain barred their route.
Sally (aged 8) and Becca (aged 7 3/4) pulled at the chain, but the small gap was only large enough for a stinky rodent or perhaps a mangy cat.
They circled to the side window. Sally wiped away some grime and they peered in, holding trembling hands.
They caught their breath as they spied the hanging rolling pins and creamy underwear.
“Itsss tttrue,” Becca shivered.
“Yes! Frau Kinderessen chases naughty girls and hangs them up until they disappear!” Sally replied.
A twig snapped.
This weeks Friday Fictioneers photo prompt is totally different from last week!
My thanks to Mary Shipman for her photo taken, as we can see, in 2013.
I was fortunate to have a short masterclass from Rochelle in the comments so here is an alternative to the second paragraph. As a lot of you have already read the story I won’t change the published version.
Sally and Becca reached up on tiptoes and pulled on the chain, but the small gap was only large enough for a stinky rodent or perhaps a mangy cat.