I Got Life

Steaming coffee mugPre-COVID, we met, early Saturdays, in the Midtown Market. Few stirred: lady mall cop, staff from the attached hospital, lone coffee shop doing brisk business, shops from around the world setting up. We were inspired by Heaven’s scents. 

One restaurant owner allowed us space for a free-will donation; he’s a poet and painter himself. In another, possible future, we’ll enjoy his hospitality again. For now, we Zoom.

“Time?”

“Three minutes!”

“OK…prompt is ‘I got life.’”

Puzzled looks.

Anguish.

Biting pens, we gaze to a corner in our separate boxes. Pens touch paper. We begin to scribble.

We got this.

 

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (06/25/2020): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story with the phrase, “I got life.” It can be told from any point of view. What meaning does it lend to your story? Go where the prompt leads!

4 thoughts on “I Got Life

  1. Pingback: I Got Life « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. Midtown Market. In another life I covered the opening for Edible Twin Cities and met with the business owners that were opening up markets and food shops. I can still taste the place.

    How startling the prompt must be for those who used to meet there. But you got this!

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