Jenny Matlock has given us a phrase to use as inspiration for a short story–less than one hundred words. This is Saturday Centus. Be sure to visit Jenny’s site to read more stories inspired by the prompt “if I had a hammer.”
I stood in the doorway of the tiny living room, staring at the blank white wall in front of me. For the first time in my life, I was out of my parents’ home, and I would never hear again, “You can’t hang that up. We’re not putting holes in these walls after we worked so hard to make this place nice.” I could hang pictures, a shadow box, or whatever I wanted on these walls. Now there was only one thing to limit my new-found freedom. I could do everything I wanted if I had a hammer.