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TV Night (Carrot Ranch)

April 14, 2020

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s challenge.

April 9, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that declares, shield your face. It can be a knight of old, a doctor, or a senior citizen. What is the circumstance? Who makes the declaration? Go where the prompt leads!

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TV Night

Derek stood up and jumped in front of the television. Blocking Fannie Flagg’s answer to a Dumb Dora question, he grabbed the collar of his t-shirt and ripped, revealing a sunken chest and a round belly fueled by pizza, soda and Big Macs.

“Whatcha gonna do,” he growled wide-eyed. “When Derekmania runs wild on you.”

Jessie nuzzled closer to her mom on the couch. “What’s wrong with dad,” she whispered?

“It’s the sheltering at home, kitten. I think it’s finally gotten to him. Don’t worry.”

“But that –”

“He’s only having fun.”

“It’s weird.”

“Just shield your face, dear.”


(Stay at home, everyone; wash your hands and be safe and healthy)


3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2020 2:21 pm

    Oh, you beat me to the next prompt, Michael! I love the dark humor, and the world can relate. Well, where take out can be had. Thanks for the music, too.

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