99 word prompt : a year later
March 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that takes place a year later. It can be any year. Explore the past year or another significant passing of time to a character. Go where the prompt leads!
If you want to participate, here’s the link: CARROT RANCH
Dogs cuddle with me as I sleep, my coon cat purrs. This is life!
For an entire year, I walked outside and never once bumped into another person. No one tried to shake my hand or force a touch. And now…
“There is no mask mandate, and all restrictions are rescinded,” the newsmaker said. “Hug at will!”
One step outside, and a neighbor rushed toward me, arms outstretched.
“Don’t hug me!” I yelled.
“Then you need it all the more!”
Slamming the door in her face, I swore, “Never again will I suffer through other people’s idea of normal.”