January 25, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that goes to the edge. Consider what the edge might be and how it informs the story. Go where the prompt leads.
This is the latest Carrot Ranch prompt
Morgan threw down his cup. ‘Effing Nora, Logan.’
Logan’s eyebrows snapped up. ‘What?’
Morgan didn’t know where to start. How could he? Why would he?
It was like someone – something – had taken him over. He looked at his hand, knuckles draining, fingers curling. He saw a future: arm pulled back, surprise followed by fear then anger, a punch, a crunch, blood, noise, mayhem. He felt the impact, the way his hand was absorbed before the jolt of bone. Pain, different types of pain. Like an inevitable train wreck.
The edge of his rage disappeared and he sat. ‘Man.’