Thursday, May 30, 2019

Light Up

"The usual!" Sarah said with a heavy accent to which the bartender was quick to nod and started preparing the concoction."

She sat there with one of her hand supporting her face while the other was fidgeting with her long brown curls.

The bartender noticed her and could not resist, "Long day?"

She nodded with a yawn.

"Here, this could cheer you up!" he brought the big glass towards her.

Her eyes lit up after a sip, "Wow, who would have thought strawberries and mint could compliment my Screwdriver!"

"Yup! these ingredients can light up anybody's screwed up day!"


In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes strawberries and mint. The combination evokes color contrast, scents, and taste. Where will the combination take you? Go where the prompt leads!


Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

Clever play on words, Ruchira! An enjoyable short read indeed.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Bill. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

Susan Zutautas said...

Love your take on this week's prompt!

CharliMills said...

Ha! That lit her up with a something refreshing! I think you invented a new type of screwdriver for a bad day.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Susan and Charli. :)