This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads!
This is where I went — down in aisle 1. I hope you enjoy in.
Mum loves cherries, but are they sweet? She taste-tested. Yes! She tore off a bag and stuffed it with cherries. Further on, she spotted punnets. That would impress Mum more. She grabbed one and ditched the loose cherries.
*Code blue. Code blue. Customer down in fresh produce!*
“You alright, ma’am? Need a hand?”
“I’m alright — this time!” She was as red-faced as the cherries. “But you should keep these floors clean.”
Later, dignity reinstalled, exaggerating injuries, she demanded compensation.
The video told the story — a cherry, yes — a rogue cherry; escaped her unceremonious dumping; only to be splattered underfoot.
Thank you for reading. I appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts.