Escape is not all it’s cracked up to be. Writers responded to the prompt, and what follows is a collection of perspectives in 99-word stories arranged like literary anthropology. Those published at Carrot Ranch are The Congress of Rough Writers. Helen’s Prospects by Kerry E.B. Black For her sister Helen’s graduation, Augie bought a huge […]
As people, we can escape from our current place When it no longer serves our purpose of security But, often we escape to a safe, soothing sanctuary
It’s only a five minutes walk to the place It’s not on any map; yet, its my design It’s shades and blue and green hues are benign Sun and Moon light foliage, water and friendly beasts Bugs, criminals or meat hunters can’t have their feast This place is always safe, soothing, kind, and inspiring When I’ve been there, I can start daily working
We were told to stay indoors — if we can I belonged to those who are allowed to work How little has changed, actually, in a year’s time Also now we say, ‘Only a few more months’ But now, a Mediterranean Sun vacation is less likely The State has paid business owners’ rent, also now Today, people say, covid is to stay coming years Most of us aren’t used to what now adheres People elected the same State back, despite its ills In the end, they trust its anti covid19 policy.
Weather shifts and high winds blow sails and change. Fierce, it topples sunflowers, fences, and rooftops. If harnessed, high winds energize travel and electricity. It’s a phenomenon that can be destructive or helpful. Such a dichotomy brings opportunity to writers to play between the lines. High winds blow across the stories in this collection, drifting […]