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.

8 thoughts on “Only in Real Winter Dreams

  1. Pingback: Only in… « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Hello!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s