When did it begin to vanish, I can’t even recall, as I don’t have a memory like an elephant, but over time the lines washed away and it became history. It was splendid while it lasted, as it was the first of its kind, but then the curtain was pulled back and I realized that the Wizard of Oz was just being acquisitive and that he nothing more than a fraud. He made me a promise that he would take me back to Kansas, but he had no intent on keeping that. Now I would be an orphan and I might enjoy being able to taunt a Munchkin or two about their height, but in the long run, there was no payoff in that. Perhaps the Good Witch of the North would be able to help me. At least I still have Toto.
Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompts – Acquisitive, Splendid and Evanescent, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Curtain, for Mathew’s Daily Inkling prompt – Lines washed away, for the Daily Spur prompt – History, for FOWC with Fandango – Orphan, for August Monthly Writing Prompts – The first of its kind, for Nova’s Daily Random Word prompt – Taunt, for Ragtag Community – Intent, for Paula’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – North Payoff Promise and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Elephant.