The steady snowfall creates a classic Christmas card scene.
“No!” Myrtle retorts, “Christmas cards don’t have sap buckets hangin’ off the trees. This isn’t even a damn Easter card, that was two weeks ago!”
Her husband, whose hobbies have only been enhanced by nature’s disregard for the calendar, takes a swig of his drink. Without taking his eyes from the TV, he shares his recurring thought that Myrtle might be going batty.
“Hey,” he goads, “Does summer fall on a weekend this year?”
“I’m leaving this bat cave.” He doesn’t look up when Myrtle trudges out to her garden.
Go to Carrot Ranch to learn about protecting bats. While that is a serious matter, some of the responses are a light hearted take on bats and battiness. The persistent winter weather has some folks going batty, so when I was sent this meme I used it along with Charli’s April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by April 17, 2018.