This week at Carrot Ranch the prompt is write a 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction on “the prom dress didn’t fit” and to go where the prompt takes the writer. To understand this prompt more fully, read Charli Mills’ blog on the subject at http://www.carrotranch.com and listen to the video included.
Here is this pedometer geek’s attempt at this prompt:
Steve surprised Julia by asking her to the winter semi-formal. In high school, this didn’t mean a gown, just a dressy dress. When she asked, he told her the same thing.
Julia never went to prom; nor had a prom dress, but Julia was always worried about dressing inappropriately for events.
Julia wore her best short dress, but she was the only one. The other women wore gowns, but Steve didn’t seem to mind. He stopped and kissed her on the way in. It was her first kiss; he tasted like cherry, and she stopped worrying about her dress.
~Nancy Brady, 2021
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