Nora sat on a low rock, head tipped to one side. The meadow’s shallow pond flashed morning’s sun and last night’s shadows. Peter watched the breeze flip her fine blonde hair, seeming to whisper to her. He left the path to the meadow, and dropped down beside her, “Nora, what do you see?”
Since the accident, she’d become more quiet, and a little strange. His catapult had launched the rock that knocked her to the ground.
She plunged her hand in the rainbow waters and erased the vision of their future together, and smiling, met his gaze.
Liz Husebye Hartmann
Carrot Ranch Prompt (02/09/2017): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rainbow in a puddle. Is it a silver lining of sorts or a false reflection? Think about what it might mean or convey. Simple science? Hope? Or the doom of humankind? Create action or character reflection. Go where the prompt leads you