This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something impossibly blue. You can go with sky or any other object. What impact does the color have on the setting or characters? Does it lead to action or create a pause? Go where the prompt leads!
Well I love blue sky days, and what better place to be on a blue sky day than at the zoo. So that’s where I went, with the grandchildren. I hope you enjoy it.
The children studied the map while Granny sipped the compulsory cup of tea.
“Okay,” she said. Finally.
Granny squinted in the sunlight. “Wait.” She rummaged in her bag. “Drat. I’ve forgotten my sunnies. I’ll just pop back to the shop.”
The children groaned.
“To the lions,” they said, when Granny reappeared.
Two steps later, Granny cried, “Stop! Children stop! Look at the sky!”
“It’s soooo blue.”
“It’s always blue.”
“But this blue, it’s – impossible!”
“It’s just your glasses, Granny.” They read the label: With Impossible Sunglasses, every day’s a blue sky day.
“Now can we see the lions.”
Thank you for reading. I appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts.
Note: The collection of stories made in response to the previous prompt Shots Fired, including mine, can be read at the Carrot Ranch.