Carrot Ranch 2nd Free Write: Eulogies

Thank you to D. Avery for pointing out my typo of 267…if that had been true rather than the exact 297…argh!

Today was the second 24-hour free write for Carrot Ranch. I meant to read the prompt before I went to sleep last night, but I was happily out for a late dinner and completely

forgot about checking the prompt until this morning. So much for sleeping on the prompt and letting my subconscious go to work.

I went with my “gut” on this one as Charli suggests in her write-up.  My gut told me to do something out of the ordinary so here it is. For the prompt of “Papa’s bar,” my “story” Eulogies.

Thanks to Charli and the judges for this opportunity.

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Her Empires Are Falling Down #amwriting

PHOTO PROMPT© Jan Wayne Fields

Thanks to Rochelle at Friday Fictioneers for hosting. If you’d like to join in and read the instruction, please visit her site here. To read more stories with this prompt, click here.

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Cotton Candy Dreams

His voice was awash in tears while talking to her.

I knew how it would go. He’d end the call, sit in the darkness, maybe pull the cork on the Glenfiddich, pour the amber liquid into a crystal tumbler they’d received as a wedding present. Later he might write lyrics to an angry song about her, again, never to see daylight, as that wasn’t his way.

He didn’t realize I knew, that I hid on the shadowed stairs, barefeet tucked under, listening to his call to my mother, who was chasing glitter-laden cotton candy dreams, while draining us both dry.

 

end 2/20/2017

S. Darlington