Morgan and Logan have been wandering around the American side of the Great Lakes for a while, trying to find the Carrot Ranch. But it’s spring, they’re in no hurry and there’s always a bar and a beer to distract them, and Morgan is becoming philosophical (Logan might say maudlin)…
‘Life is good, Logan.’
‘Sitting here, by the lake, sipping beer and chillin’.’
‘There’s the view, the spring bursting all around. Friendly people, the food is good…’
‘Ok, but it’s not all burgers and fries…’
‘Sorry. I’m going native. Chips. Even if we never reach the Ranch, we’re enjoying the journey. It’s all about the experience. Even you and me…’
‘Our friendship. This trip is our spring, like those flowers, emerging from hibernation, budding, ready to burst…’
‘Morgan, if you are building up to calling us blossom buddies, I will have to kill you…’
This was written in response to this week’s prompt from the #carrotranch
July 2, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the word blossom. You can use the word as a noun or a verb, or even as a name. How does it fit into your story? Go where the prompt leads!
And a little shout for fellow rancher Anne Goodwin and her collaboration with Charli to create an online event at the Buxton Fringe festival this July 17th. Click here for Anne’s explanation of the event and click the image for a link to the landing page at the ranch to join in the zoom call and find out about the joys and benefits of 99 word fiction.