Invitation to a Rave


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“Wake me up, when September ends?”

“It won’t be that long.”

“See you in September?”

“Surely, they’ll lift restrictions before then.”

“You’re the one who keeps saying no.” 

“Just for now, Romeo. I won’t risk Nurse’s health.”

“Tybalt’s been talking to you.”

“My brother offers good council. I trust him, on my life!”

“Out out damned pox!! Live now, for tomorrow we die!”

“What? No…”

“We’ll wear masks, sanitize with donkey water, maintain a distance the height of two clowns, one atop the other. Mercutio and I are going–last chance, Juliet.”

“Wake me up when it’s all over.”


© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (04/23/2020): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about distance dating. It can be any genre, era, or setting. Who is dating, and why the distance? How do the characters overcome, accept, or break up because of the distance? Go where the prompt leads!

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