It’s time again for the 99 word challenge from Carrot Ranch. The April 2, 2020, prompt? In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes pizza. It can be an original pizza pie (or slice) or something pizza-like. Go where the prompt leads!
I had already been thinking of the date when I saw the challenge.
Your son-in-law brought pizzas up. Some of us ate at the cluttered table, some sat cheek to cheek on the sofa that would be my bed. Your grandchildren clambered or were passed around your crowded apartment, one teething on a crust.
I retold our stories; for you, but also your family.
We took turns lying with you, that even in your sleep, fitful as the late spring snow, you felt us near.
You wouldn’t die alone.
spring veiled gray mourning
rain raked windows rattle cold
shrill and sharp wind keens
unsettled birds fly scattered
like everything we once knew