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May 5, 2022

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

May 2, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about extraction. What is being extracted and from where? Is it an idea? How does genre change the perspective (sci-fi versus romance)? Go where the prompt leads!

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The day was sunny and warm. The sky was as clear and blue as Cindy’s eyes, and if a fellow wasn’t careful, he could get lost in both.

“C’mon,” Cindy said. “Take off your shoes and follow me.”

“Where to?”

“Never mind, just c’mon.”

“I’m not sure—”

“Oh, stop. You’re stodgy. Just do it.”

I did it, but not for long.


The worst part was when the emergency room doctor pulled the rusty Coke pull tab out of my foot and stitched it up.

The best part came later than night as Cindy proved to be an excellent nurse.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2022 7:22 pm

    Jimmy Buffet talked about things like this…

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  2. May 5, 2022 7:37 pm

    No pain, no gain, eh? 😉

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  3. May 5, 2022 7:43 pm

    Not so stodgy after all!

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  4. May 14, 2022 3:03 pm

    A nurse in all matters??


  5. May 15, 2022 4:18 am

    I don’t like the sound of that rusty tab in your foot. Ouch! But being looked after? That’s nice.



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