This is a weekly meme-thing that I always want to do on a Saturday, but which I always forget about. I suppose I could do it a day or two later anyway, but for some reason that always feels wrong somehow. Anyway, it’s a simple little writing game where Jenny Matlock provides a brief writing prompt, and participants write a 100-word entry using the prompt in some way.
“When Life Hands You Frozen Oranges”
“Whoa!” said the Cheerful one.
“Yeah,” replied the Grumpy one.
“It snowed, eh?”
“All over our oranges.”
“We moved from Canada to be orange growers, and look what happens.”
“Snows in Canada, eh?”
“Not supposed to in Florida.”
“Sure a shame.”
Silence as two formerly-Canadian would-be farmers look over their snow-covered orchard.
“Back home they crush frozen grapes to make ice wine….” said the Cheerful one.
“Yesss….” said the Not-as-grumpy-as-before one.
Thus was born Ice Orangeade. Which was very successful…in Canada.
I hope my liberal use of hyphens — hyphenated words being counted as one word by OpenOffice’s word count tool — doesn’t constitute cheating! (I’m also not sure if the title counts toward the word count, either. If it does, then I’m disqualified.)