working-template-for-ff-challenges11.pngSo this is the Carrot Ranch April 18, 2019 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about gender. It can be fixed or fluid. Explore the topic on your own terms and open your mind to possibilities and understanding. Go where the prompt leads!

While all the  non-binary gender terms and options that are now acknowledged and explored can be confusing to many, isn’t it all as simple as being yourself? I don’t know if  this flash answers the prompt. It’s just Ernest and Marge being who they are and doing what they do. This scene comes after Marge (recently engaged) and Nard (recently come out) ended up drinking together in  Misspoke and Miss Placed.


Marge drew the blanket closer, nuzzling Ernest, snuggled cozy together on the couch. She could smell bacon and coffee and hear Ernest in the kitchen.

Marge sat upright. Ernest was in the kitchen.

“Nard! Ernest? What’s going on?”

“You two kept drinking. When you passed out together the love-hate relationship was in love gear so I only had to spread one blanket. Don’t worry, I have pictures for insurance.”

“Mmm. Morning Mommy.”

“Morning Nard. Breakfast’s ready.”

“Ernest. And after I slept with your fiancée. You’ll make someone a fine husband one day.”

“I intend too, Nard. When she’s ready.”

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