Written for Ms Rose’ In Person Prompt Event
Lisa rested her hands in her lap and pondered spending her winnings.
Marty tried to see beyond the darkness. It’s just a tunnel, he thought, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Then he remembered the clown. Why is there always a clown?
“I’d like a pizza dog and an Orange Julius, to take away,” Donna ordered politely.
“This isn’t Orange Julius,” the spotted high schooler informed her, “this is Orange Delight. Orange Julius is in the Eastside Mall.”
“Can I get a pizza dog and an Orange Delight, then?” Donna countered.
“Well you can get an Orange Delight, but you’ll probably be disappointed. It’s nothing like an orange Julius, and we don’t have a pizza dog, but we have sauerkraut.” The kid paused and stared; waiting for Donna to consider her options.
Billy marched across the stage and plucked the proffered diploma from the chancellor’s hand. This is it then, he thought. What the fuck am I going to do now?
The prompts were:
orange delight; Mona Lisa; tunnel; wide open universe