Seasonal Work


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.


prompt-chomp.pngGo 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.


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