The September 5, 2022 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: Write a story using the word, “swimmingly”, which means “smoothly or satisfactorily”. What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads! Submit at Carrot Ranch by September 10, 2022.
This prompt led me back to last week’s challenge.
Road Trip by D. Avery
“How did we get here?”
“In this shiny new red convertible.”
“I mean Here. This.” He indicated his oxygen tank, his medical bag, swept his hand through his thin gray hair.
“Oh. The aging thing. I’ve no idea. I remember signing a contract with a young handsome man… something about in sickness and in health. It’s gone swimmingly.”
“Yes. Gone. Swimmingly… up Shit’s Creek. Next stop, Death.”
“What do you expect?”
“I expect you to paddle!”
Eyes on the road, blinking back tears, she clutched the wheel of the red convertible, her emotions tangling in the wind.