May 30: Flash Fiction Challenge – Pimms!

Charli Mills with her Carrot Ranch Prompt for this week:

May 30, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes strawberries and mint. The combination evokes color contrast, scents, and taste. Where will the combination take you? Go where the prompt leads!

Pimm’s O’Clock

Right.
 
I’ve laid all the components out.
 
A jug.
Glasses.
The lemonade is chilled and ready.
Succulent red strawberries just waiting for me to slice them.
A firm, green cucumber, already transformed into slices, then quartered.
A big, juicy orange chopped into little triangles; peel still attached.
Ice. Lots of cool, refreshing ice.
Fresh, minty leaves.
And that beautiful bottle of fruity gin liqueur.
 
I slowly pour in the alcohol, and add the lemonade, watching the bubbles fizz up.
A big handful of ice, then the assorted fruits.
Just a few leaves of mint.
Perfect.
 
It’s Pimm’s o’clock now!

Croquet, And, Pimms
Pixabay Image
Pimm’s, anyone?

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norah
    Jun 09, 2019 @ 12:16:42

    Sounds delicious. Enjoy! I know I would. 🙂

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  3. Charli Mills
    Jun 05, 2019 @ 06:11:25

    It’s Pimm’s o’clock somewhere! I just saved your flash in my recipe files for summer, Ritu! A story in good taste.

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  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jun 01, 2019 @ 09:54:02

    This made me laugh as I’m going to a Pimms get together with our village mums this afternoon (friends that we used to hang around the school with waiting to pick up our kids.) Lol.

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  5. tnkerr
    Jun 01, 2019 @ 05:56:37

    Well done. I struggle to work too hard for a drink though. It it’s more that opening the beer or splashing the whisky in a glass I usually have to have someone else make it. Someone other than me.

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  6. Erika Kind
    May 31, 2019 @ 22:46:56

    Cheers, sis 🍸🍸

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  7. willowdot21
    May 31, 2019 @ 17:26:04

    Very on point Sis 😉💜

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  8. syl65
    May 31, 2019 @ 15:09:17

    I’ll take one! 🍹

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 31, 2019 @ 14:36:32

    Cheers! Bottoms UP!

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  10. Jennie
    May 31, 2019 @ 13:20:50

    Excellent, Ritu!

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  11. H.R.R. Gorman
    May 31, 2019 @ 13:11:48

    Is pimms the same thing as croquet? It’s been forever since I’ve tried playing that game.

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