Artwork by Phil Burns
The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “changes in the office”.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Please, sweetheart, I say, I really need to finish this.
Susie doesn’t respond, she just stares sullenly.
If I don’t get this done, we don’t eat, I say, bashing keys.
I wave a vague arm.
How do you think we can afford all this, I ask.
She doesn’t reply.
I really hate it when you give me the silent treatment, I say.
If I don’t do it now I’ll have to work the weekend, I say, and that kills our quality time together.
Her eyes speak volumes.
Oh, okay, I say, getting up, let’s go.
Her tail wags.