Hello Readers, This week at Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills invited flash fiction writers to write about snacking.
Title: Snacking Curbside
Word Count: 99
“Um, you didn’t tell me club members would be here.”
“There’s so many of them. And look! Look who is at our table.”
They paused as they reached their assigned table.
“Honey, I can’t sit with them for two hours – especially when I’m famished.”
“I just can’t….”
HEY, I HAVE AN IDEA – COME WITH ME.
Jim grabbed snacks from his truck and sat with Maria, talking on the curb, which provided succor.
The ground was hard beneath them
The sky had soft clouds above
READY TO GO IN?
“Yes, Yes I am.”
Today’s post was all about boundaries. Sometimes certain social circles can drain the life out of us and enough is enough. In this short fiction, Jim and Maria found relief from a toxic (to them) social setting and got refreshed by having snacks in the parking lot – sitting curbside.
Has this ever happened to you – where you just could not sit with certain folks and you made an escape for a little relief?
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