Monday, January 13, 2020

The Win

"Wake up!" Sarla jolted her husband awake.

"What happened?" he woke up with a jerk as if he got an electrical shock.

"What is that hissing noise? It that a snake?" her eyes were wide as an owl in the night.

After listening attentively, he lay down and pulled a blanket over himself.

"Go to sleep. That's just your son doing various exercises. He has been strengthening his muscles  and his core for the big event that's around the corner."

"But why?"

"So that he can carry our overweight daughter-in-law to the finish line and win like every year."


In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a carried wife. Why is she being carried? Who is carrying? Pick a genre if you’d like and craft a memorable character. Go where the prompt leads! Join the fun at CarrotRanch.


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D. Avery said...

Such little feet. This whole wife carrying thing still seems a dubious feat, as it seems your characters might agree.

CharliMills said...

Ha, ha! That photo goes well with your story for preparing for a wife-carrying contest. If she's overweight and he can carry her, they'll win lots of money times her weight!