Lourdes Mint's Mid-Life Miracle

Real-time memoir of the coming year (5/20/14 – 15) and the achievement of a life-long dream

Day 119: Another Try at Brevity (100WordStory.org) — “One Tree So Ready for Fall”

[100 Word Story]

Photo Prompt

http://www.100wordstory.org/photo-prompt/

September prompt

Photo Credit: Hamish Irvine

“I’ll bring my future kids here,” Jil says, passing the joint. “Otherwise, that sick fuck wins. Kids stay inside now, getting fat. Diabetes!”

“I saw that show,” someone says.

Others kick a ball around. I watch a tree lose a leaf.

“Once he’s found, send him the medical bills!” cries another. “Then hang … .”

I interrupt: “Maybe they’re inside because it’s colder?”

“What?!” Jil demands.

“And time to eat?”

“I’m not cold,” she says, “but it is around dinner time.”

Then bath time.

Another leaf goes — funny, one tree so ready for fall, others holding fast to green.

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2 thoughts on “Day 119: Another Try at Brevity (100WordStory.org) — “One Tree So Ready for Fall”

  1. georgiecat on said:

    I love the last line.

    Like

  2. That’s my favorite too “Georgiecat.” 😉

    Like

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