Only in Real Winter Dreams

Spoon coffee grounds into the BPA-free filter, the scent a bright hit in the ice-crystal kitchen. Cat slurps his morning meal, shoulders hunched protectively over his bowl.

I am so not going to fight him for a bite.

Down the obligatory 8 oz of skim to wash down the multivitamin and D3 tabs. Cereal clattering into a Pyrex bowl, then softened by another deep splash of skim. My jaws work the goodness from five different healthy grains.

Grabbing the golden caffeine elixir, I pad off to transcribe my dreams.

All this only when the sun rises before I have to.


© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2017)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (12/14/2017): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

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