It’s All Part Of The Spectrum #carrotranch #99wordstories

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch is

October 17, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that references “I see the light in you.” You can use the phrase or demonstrate it in a story. Who is shining and why? Who is observing or reacting? What is the setting? Go where the prompt leads!

It’s All Part Of The Spectrum

Trudy , Maddy and Deepti, the three Grace sisters are the much loved owners of Little Tittweaking’s Rainbow Emporium where, for a small fortune anyone can acquire a weather event of their choice. Since the pandemic, however, the dearth of silver linings has seen business drop because it’s said the bespoke clouds no longer glow with the necessary internal hope. The use of flaming sambucas stopped after the sambucas complained and currently hopes rest on utilising the inexhaustible supplies of hot air that emanate from the local MP’s surgery, if a way can be found to filter out the hypocrisy.

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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13 Responses to It’s All Part Of The Spectrum #carrotranch #99wordstories

  1. Mick Canning says:

    If they find that filter, it’ll be a first – and in much demand.


  2. I look forward to winning a fortune having just placed an on line bet against the filter ever being found!


  3. Anyone else up for trying a shot of this flaming sambucas? It may be a local delight that guardians of California culture have not allowed us – so let’s do this. We could talk about solving the problems and benefits of having this mythical filter Geoff spoke of.

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Inexhaustible hot air indeed. You are probably benefiting from some of our excess crossing the ocean.

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  5. Sadje says:

    Filtering out hypocrisy is a most difficult task

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    The dearth of silver linings – how true that seems.

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  7. tootlepedal says:

    Can they still provide a new dawn?


  8. V.M.Sang says:

    Oh, a great one, this, Geoff. I love it.


  9. Haha, hilarious, the hot wind from those MP’s could probably heat the whole of the UK for the whole winter.

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  10. How sad, the dearth of silver linings and dimming of internal hopes. That’s also pandemic, as is the filter problem. I do hope they get that filter unplugged and running efficiently.

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