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 several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. 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. Ritu says:

    Good one!

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  2. JT Twissel says:

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

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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,

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