Too Good #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s prompt is

January 23, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that is optimistic. Feel free to explore optimism in all its forms from a positive mindset to toxic positivity. Is it a heartfelt story or a devious one? So much wiggle room for the optimistic writer. Go where the prompt leads!

Too Good

Beatrice Hapi started Little Tittweaking’s Optimists Anonymous after the pessimism pandemic drove optimists underground. Bea found each session hard work, trying to re-instil a cheery positivity alongside inexhaustible supplies of sugary treats. Realising undiluted glee wasn’t working she sought support to add a smidgen of cold reality while offering guidance against pre-diabetes. She found her perfect companion in Eva Afta who came to national attention with her Anti-Gloom potents and unguents that acted on facial muscles, creating a sunny disposition on even the most hardwired miserablist. They married though neither changed her name:

Bea Hapi – Eva Afta

just worked.

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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25 Responses to Too Good #99wordstories #carrotranch

  1. Sadje says:

    Hilarious wordplay

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Was it the Rev Don Tworry who officiated?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Well done Geoff 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You know, I just read along until I walk off the end of the plank. Well done, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. noelleg44 says:

    How DO you do it? Did you come up with the names first?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norah says:

    I hope Beatrice Hapi and Eva Afta will live happily ever after. (I’m pleased neither changed their names.)

    Liked by 2 people

  7. V.M.Sang says:

    Very clever, Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jennie says:

    Very clever!

    Liked by 1 person

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