Well, I’m compacting curriculum here, hitting two prompts with one response, in 99 words and six sentences. If you read the extended version of “Arch Way” on the Ernest/ Marge page you’ll know that the gang is in the yard behind the two bay garage building a Japanese pagoda-like she-shed and a Zen rock garden. Charli’s prompt this week is to write a story without ice in 99 words (no more, no less),while Denise at GirlieontheEdge would have us write a story with the word “frame” in six sentences, no more, no less. As an added bonus I am sharing Ilene’s beer margarita recipe at the end. It is tasty and refreshing and not as dangerous as you might drink. Think responsibly.
“Marge, any ice cubes left in the cooler for my beer margarita?”
“Outta ice, we’ll have to finish framing the shed under less than ideal conditions, though there’s still beer, thank goodness.”
“It’s a cycle, Ilene, we run out of ice sometimes, but it’ll come back, like I told my nephew when he said the polar icecaps are melting.”
“Nard, you didn’t spread lies to that boy about climate change!”
“Told him things work in cycles, Marge, told him not to worry, then took him fishing.”
Kris whispered, “Leave it, Marge, he knows; Nard cried so hard that night.”
Ilene Higginbottom’s Beer Margaritas
In a large pitcher combine a bottle of light beer, like Corona, a bottle of Mike’s Hard cherry lemonade, and a bottle of a fruity light beer or shandy. Or at least three bottles of something like that. Combine those three bottles with a half a can or so of frozen limeade concentrate and a half pint or so of tequila. Stir, add ice if you have it, and enjoy.