It’s Blogging Fill-In-The-Blanks #15 at The Haunted Wordsmith Blog
If you are unfamiliar with Fill-in-the-Blanks, they are short stories with words missing that you, the reader, fill in based on the noted requirement (i.e. noun, name, verb, color, etc.). Step 1 is to read the list of blanks for the story and write down the words you select for that item (i.e. Name 1 = Bill, nouns = stars, etc.).
Jessica loved thinking of herself as an independent woman, capable of doing anything and everything that needed doing around the house. When a unicorn found its way into the house, she didn’t need any help in getting rid of it. When the garden hose sprung a leak, she found the shut off valve and called the Water Department all on her own. Every time her father called she assured him that she was very capable of taking care of things on her own. What no one knew, was the mini cherry picker she kept hidden in the back of the tallest cabinet in her billiard room. There was one thing she had not been able to do since leaving home six months earlier. Every week, she would stand on the mini cherry picker and pull down the jar. Every week she would try to open it. Too ashamed to ask for help and too poor to throw out good food. So far, its pickle jar: 23, Jessica: 0.