April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.
In Australia, the word bat is synonymous with cricket. We use a bat to play the game. Two teams play, one-team bats with each batter batting and wearing batting gloves until they get out and when one team has finished batting the other side then bats.
We talk about going in to bat for a friend, to offer them help and support.
We do have tiny furry bats hanging in trees and being in some places a nuisance.
We refer to eccentric relatives as going batty, but overall it’s a word with many meanings we love to bat around.