The minute the wrapping paper hit the recycling, planning for next year began. I love planning and New Year’s Resolutions, although implementation is sometimes a challenge. But for now, 2015 shines brightly before me, a new year of possibilities.
This week’s Carrot Ranch challenge (posted even before Christmas! Kudos to Charli for her ability to plan in the middle of Christmas Eve) is to think ahead. Specifically,
December 24, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a vision. You can write your own personal vision and “fictionalize” it in the sense that you write it as if it already has come to pass or is unfolding right now. Or you can write the vision of a character. Dream big. dream bold.
Like me, my characters are planning for the new year. Listen in as they discuss it:
Cecilia wiped her hands on her apron and answered the phone.
“Hi, how are things?” Cecilia asked.
“They’re falling apart here. I’m supposed to babysit for Chelsea and my house is already a mess. And she’s a messy kid. I have to get this house cleaned once and for all. That is gonna be my New Year’s Resolution.”
“Do you need help?” Cecilia and Gloria were polar opposites with organization.
Gloria sighed. “Would you mind?”
“Be there in fifteen minutes.” The cookie dough would keep in the fridge.
“By the way, what’s your New Year’s Resolution?”
“To lose weight.”