May 23: Flash Fiction Challenge – Ice

Charli’s 99-word Carrot Ranch fiction prompt:

May 23, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story without ice. It can be a world without ice or a summer camp that runs out of cubes for lemonade. What does the lack mean to the story? Go where the prompt leads!

On The Rocks… Or Not?

“Hey, Sam, get me a scotch. On the rocks. Actually, make it a double.” James loosened his tie.
Some day it had been.
Markets were rocky with this whole Brexit fiasco, and then that Theresa May announced her departure from being the Prime Minister… Things went haywire.
What with client calls, deals falling through, share prices dropping, he deserved a stiff drink, diluted only by that melting ice…
“Sorry, Boss, we’ve run out of ice. The machine’s on the blink. Typical on a hot day like this.”
James sighed. Guess it was a day that warranted a neat shot.

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  2. Norah
    May 28, 2019 @ 07:34:37

    I’ll be interested to see what happens now with Theresa May’s resignation. She had a tough gig. You painted a clear picture.

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  3. Charli Mills
    May 28, 2019 @ 05:33:22

    Oh, nice use of current events, Ritu! Sounds like a neat drink is in order.

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  4. robertawrites235681907
    May 26, 2019 @ 16:57:19

    Lovely, Ritu. A great take.

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  5. tnkerr
    May 26, 2019 @ 04:33:45

    I prefer neat anyway, but I understand James’ disappointment. Well done.

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  6. H.R.R. Gorman
    May 25, 2019 @ 15:07:44

    I saw yesterday that May was stepping down. I don’t know how everyone’s handling her leaving, but I did think she was handed a shit sandwich to work with from the beginning, haha. Things had always been stacked against her.

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  7. Jennie
    May 25, 2019 @ 13:24:44

    Well done, Ritu!

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  8. Radhika Acharya
    May 25, 2019 @ 06:58:34

    Super one as usual Ritu. I seriously cant imagine where you have the time and energy to do all that you do – work, home, blogging, blog challenges…..!!!!
    The one A- Z challenge that I took part in left me dehydrated!! 😄😄
    Hats off to you girl!!

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  9. syl65
    May 25, 2019 @ 02:36:20

    Tough day indeed Sister!!

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  10. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 24, 2019 @ 23:42:17

    Hope your day was better like Mrs. May’s, Sis. Have a beautiful weekend, and help hubby to recover. Michael

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  11. willowdot21
    May 24, 2019 @ 22:33:24

    Very topical, or is that tropical 😄😄Sis 💜

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 24, 2019 @ 22:32:54

    politics and booze…. life long buddies I would say

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  13. Erika Kind
    May 24, 2019 @ 22:31:47

    There are days we should simply be grateful that they have passed at one point… lol

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  14. Gloria
    May 24, 2019 @ 22:18:36

    You’re on the ball with this one Ritu. Poor Mrs May. 😐

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  15. TanGental
    May 24, 2019 @ 21:43:18

    now that’s v depressing. Thanks…. !!

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