Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Ice block meltingWe’d started with a couple buckets of ice blocks, and another couple with dried ice. These’d cool down the backyard while creating thick fog in our North Minneapolis back yard. Full sun, tropical temps; we’d lost a bar bet around nude sunbathing in a semi-public place.

Friends showed up to gloat, but brought their own buckets of ice…and craft beer. We decided to paint our side of Mrs. McCready’s ugly adjoining fence, Tom Sawyer style. Fog to cover from neighbors’ prying eyes, ice to keep things cool. Brilliant!

Seemed like a good idea …

Wish we’d remembered sunblock.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2019)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (06/27/2019): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves paint. It can be fresh, peeling or in need of a coat. What is being painted and why? Go where the prompt leadsMidtown Global Market Writers prompts: 3 mins on “seemed like a good idea at the time” and 4 mins on “The box was empty”

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