June 18, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features a solstice. What is the era and setting? Use the solstice as a celebration, metaphor, or talking point. Go where the prompt leads!
If you want to participate, here’s the link: CARROT RANCH
“You never do anything right,” he yells.
As usual, I ignore his remark and close the door to my home office. He storms up the stairs to his area of the house as if he owns it all.
I settle into the eye of my stormy life. My parents laid the concrete block walls for the first floor when they were in their sixties. This room was born from their love and commitment to each other.
My coon cat stretches out next to the phone. Automatic as breathing, my hand is petting him long before I know it’s happening.