Crystal bottles stood before her, hip shot in relaxed groups. Scented soldiers, they had no expectation they’d be called to order; Treena preferred sweatpants to skinny jeans, books to bodies grinding on a dance floor.
She glanced out at last night’s blizzard draped like predatory animals on nude tree branches, the streets below slick and frozen. Lifting bottles to the setting sun, Treena discarded each in a straight line until a sea-green bottle caught the light.
She sniffed. “That’s it!”
Spritzing the air, she stepped into the fragrant mist, “Enough cabin fever.”
Treena headed out into her personal Spring.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2019)
Go where the prompts lead:
Carrot Ranch Prompt (02/07/2019: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sign. It can be a posted sign, a universal sign, a wonder.
Carrot Ranch Prompt (01/31/2019): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about sea mist. How does it create an environment for a story? It can set the stage or take the stage.