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Easy Fix

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge; the prompt is sea mist.

After the dark and stormy night, sea mist came rolling in the following morning. No one was surprised to see the mist itself, but what did surprise them was its color.

Periwinkle sea mist.

“Now, what on earth do you reckon made it turn that color?” George, the gas station attendant asked of anyone who was listening.

“Heck, I dunno,” was the consensus.

“I bet I know,” Gladys announced.

“What, then?”

“Global warming,” she said. “It’s gotta be.”

“That’s an easy fix,” George shrugged. “All ya gotta do is stick yer ol’ globe in the fridge for a while.”


SusanWritesPrecise/Susan Marie Shuman

Fettuccine Afraid-O

“This menu is amazing…” Shelley feigned enthusiasm.
“Get whatever you want,” Eddie shrugged. “Looks like you could use a good meal.”
“Oh, I can’t decide…”
Eddie wished she’d leave her hair alone. It looked like she was trying to strangle her fingertips with it. “Why are you doing that?”
“Huh?” Shelley let go of her hair. “Oh, bad habit.” Her throat tightened.
The waitress brought a steaming loaf of bread to their table and began rattling off the pasta specials.
That’s what did it.
Shelley stifled a scream and scrambled for the door—

Phagophobia: a legacy from her mother.


SusanWritesPrecise/Susan Marie Shuman