A two part response to the April 15, 2021, Carrot Ranch prompt: “In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that seeds generosity. Who is generous and why? Think of generosity as planting a future outcome. Go where the prompt leads!” The second part is 99 words and six sentences for Denise’s Six Sentence Story prompt, “walk”.
A Good Fit
“You’re very kind, but you don’t need to buy me clothes.”
“I expect reimbursement. I’m not that generous. But I saw these pants and thought they’d look good on you. Try them on.”
“They fit just like all my slacks— no slack. Ugh. Just break out the ice cream. I give up. I’ll be a size 14 forever.”
“That’s less than16. Plateaus happen. Besides, look at the tag— 12! You’re going down, Girl.”
She smiled, knowing that this “success” would motivate her friend in her weight loss efforts. It had been worth her effort in changing the tag.
“Forget the ice cream, it was too long a battle getting down to these size 12’s, I don’t want to lose ground; let’s go for a walk while you’re here.”
To her surprise, her friend set a faster pace than usual.
“You’ve got some real pep in your step today!”
“Be honest, do these pants make my ass look fast?” and she walked even faster, breaking a sweat. “Maybe I should buy them in another color.”
“Um, you know what, I am feeling generous after all and so in celebration of your success, the next pair is on me.”