Days Of Future Present #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

This week’s carrot ranch prompt is

June 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features a solstice. What is the era and setting? Use the solstice as a celebration, metaphor, or talking point. Go where the prompt leads!

‘It’s the summer solstice on Tuesday, Logan.’

‘Yes? So?’

‘We should celebrate.’

‘Why? It’s just another day.’

‘No, it’s not. It’s the turning point. The longest day, the start of summer.’

‘It’s the beginning of the end of the year. Everything gets darker and colder from here.’

‘There you have the difference between us.’

‘You’re all airy-fairy and I’m rational.’

‘I live in the moment; you don’t.’

‘You ignore what’s in front of your face.’

‘And you miss the joy in embracing the now.’

‘Have you been at the mindfulness muesli again?’

‘I think I’ll become a Druid…’

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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28 Responses to Days Of Future Present #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Well better Druid than Jedi or Morris Man !

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  2. Nicely done. Jackie once knew a woman who, from the summer solstice, would regularly bemoan “the nights are drawing in”

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  3. I’m already laughing at how this would annoy so many of my “mindful” acquaintances.

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  4. arlingwoman says:

    Mindfulness muesli…well it forces you to be if you’r actually eating it. I too know people who start moaning about the days getting shorter (for the next few months!!!!!) while I’m still starting bike rides at 7:00 pm.

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  5. Do raisins come with that mindfulness Muesli?

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  6. L.K. Latham says:

    Good laugh at the end of something that might have been too series. Nice job!

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  7. Jennie says:

    I love this! Well done, Geoff.

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  8. Thank you for the reminder, Geoff. It is the winter solstice here. Yay! Summer is coming. The birds are already building nests.

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    Let’s celebrate like Druids and BBQ an aurochs!

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