The relationship was…challenging, particularly in an urban setting.
Neither terribly verbal, nor terribly rich, they dreamed of settling in the Australian outback where they could be free to be together. Their scruples, however, prevented them from committing robbery or murder to earn passage.
They moved to Duluth, instead.
He found work wrangling boxes on the night shift of a grocery store, driving a glorified shopping cart, she as lead sled dog for an Iditarod hopeful. On New Year’s 2012, they toasted their success.
“Here’s to you, my little kumquat!”
Lifting her snout to the full moon, she howled in delight.
Liz Husebye Hartmann (100 words)
Tracy Fabre's Prompt:It's Christmas (I know; you're shocked) and our leader Kay is still away, so let's end the year with a bang...and a prompt from someone else. The oft-renamed Silver Orb/Orbus Argentum/Zippy The Wonderbrickhas suggested a little something like this.
Two people are meeting somewhere between Dec 24 and New Year's Day (your choice, since there probably won't be a prompt next week).
ONE of the people is: a cowboy, Indian, spaceman, soldier, OR policeman
The OTHER person is: a vampire, werewolf, alien, crook, OR politician
Choose one person from each group and describe their holiday encounter.
Throw in a kumquat and a shopping cart and I'll write a poem in your honor. ;-)
Weekly Reminder: Don't forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida's article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also, try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.