This week’s #99wordstories for #thecarrotranch prompt is
February 21, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “I’d rather be…” You fill in what comes next. What would a character(s) rather be doing and why? How can you use the phrase as a literary device? Go where the prompt leads!
Horacio Dither and Persistence Progress, Little Tittweaking’s paramedics spent too long together to be a couple. When she forced him to make the decisions: coffee or tea; muffin or cake; cheese or ham, he hated it, fought it. Still it continued: blue or red; heels or flats; push-up or flatten? Then she offered her clenched fists: left or right? He choose the one with the ring; they were engaged. The choices kept coming: church or humanist; buffet or seated; wedding or elopement? On their wedding night, she smiled: ‘a, top; b, bottom?’
He didn’t hesitate. ‘I’d rather b…’