Ice So Vain #carrotranch

February 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story on ice. It can be an event on ice, a game on ice or a drink on ice. Go where the prompt leads you.

Charli Mills is one icicle short of a glacier some times, but the descriptions of Swedish ice caves, here, has me wanting to visit.



‘Hey Logan, you got any ice?’

‘Sure. Bottom drawer of the freezer. What you want it for?’

‘A bath. This guy said it’s good.’

‘I think ice is the devil’s work, Morgan.’

‘You been puffing the wacky-backy, dude?’

‘No. Maybe. A couple. Anyhoo, how come it floats on its liquid self…’

‘That’s because…’

‘And it’s like totally cold and can burn you?’

‘Sure but…’

‘And you can stick you face onto an ice box like mega-glue and still slip over on the stuff like frozen oil?’


‘An enigma.’

‘Like a politician’s promise.’

‘That’s a shit analogy, Logan.’


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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11 Responses to Ice So Vain #carrotranch

  1. JT Twissel says:

    I hadn’t thought of ice being the devil’s work but perhaps you have a point!

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  2. Oh my goodness – that’s all so true – who knew!! There’s that Geoff Genius at work again! 🙂

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  3. Norah says:

    That is hilarious, Geoff – shit analogy or not! I love it. So clever. Except for what you said about Charli. Humorous – but a shit analogy. 🙂

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! I hope the polar bears don’t bite you if you visit, Geoff! (How’ that for cold?) Your fellas have it all figured out — ice and politicians,

    Liked by 1 person

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