The task? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is ‘’Oasis”, and here’s where you join the party:
The sirocco blew steady over the dunes, wavering in the sun and picking up speed and sand as it spun from the Sahara up toward the Mediterranean. He’d hoped for a break in the parched sameness, the grunting of the old camel, the lassitude under which he and the team struggled.
He shut his eyes and prayed for deliverance.
A door opened somewhere, a cool breath of fresh air; was it an oasis with a promise of relief from the unrelenting old windbag, or was he hallucinating? He cracked open an eyelid and took a desultory swig from his coffee mug.
Nope, the staff meeting was still going on.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)