This week, in a well-braided post that includes wry humor as well as rye whiskey, Charli Mills would have us tell a universal tale specific to a region. I wish I could follow the suggestion that there be humor and uniqueness. Instead the prompt led to a BOTS of sorts (Based On True Stories):
I wish I could write a story, maybe funny, but charming too, about the place I am from, where rugged people work and play surrounded by beauty.
I wish, for your sake, that it’s only in this place that people’s homes get burned over drug deal disputes; only in this place do innocent people get killed on the interstate by zombies speeding north with powder and pills to sell; only in this place are parents losing children, are children losing parents, are people blind to the beauty that surrounds them.
But it’s everywhere.
I wish this were a story.
Carrot Ranch, December 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you. Respond by December 19, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published December 20). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!