Taking Ice With A Pinch Of Salt

‘Ice with it?’

‘My dad said that was sacrilege.’

‘He liked his scotch warm?’

‘He didn’t like scotch. He just didn’t like others having it with ice. He was a G&T man.’

‘No ice?’

‘Always ice and a slice.’

‘Bit of an odd relationship with ice.’

‘He called me Ice.’

‘Why? He can’t have thought you were cool.’

‘I found it in his phone. My contact was “Ice”. I liked that.’

‘You doofus. It means ‘In Case Of Emergency. You were his nominated contact.’

‘Really? Oh well. At least I was his best pick.’

‘From a small field.’

‘True.’

Morgan and Logan are considering Ice this week, as prompted by Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch, here

May 23, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story without ice. It can be a world without ice or a summer camp that runs out of cubes for lemonade. What does the lack mean to the story? Go where the prompt leads!

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 geofflepard.com 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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34 Responses to Taking Ice With A Pinch Of Salt

  1. Ritu says:

    In my Pops phone our names are all followed with ICE!!!

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  2. Excellent use of the prompt, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a delightful take on this prompt. Had to smile. No icy reception here!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very cool response, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Erika Kind says:

    LOL!! Too funny. But I am the winner too regarding emergency numbers… haha.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. That was also informative – who knew coming from those two. We ‘ICE’s’ are all cool 🙂

    Like

  7. Elizabeth says:

    My dad kept a bottle of gin in MY freezer. He really liked his gin cold.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. willowdot21 says:

    A titanic effort Geoff 😲💜

    Liked by 1 person

  9. JT Twissel says:

    Cool as ICE, hey? Jolly good fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Norah says:

    ICE – I like it! I hope I’m not the only one who didn’t get it. But it was great comical surprise anyway.

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  11. masercot says:

    I think you nailed it.

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  12. Perfect take on the prompt, Geoff. Very funny!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Charli Mills says:

    Ice and a slice sound right to the point, even for water. Ha! Now I wonder who all the cool kids are listed in their parents’ contacts! A fun take on the prompt, Geoff!

    Liked by 1 person

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