99 Word Prompt: Delusional
February 9, 2017 prompt: 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.
“Rainbows!” I scoffed. “A delusion of colors.”
My son, far too smart for a 5 year old, asked, “Why?”
“My father told me there was a pot of gold at the end of one, and liked to chase them. We found a beauty at the edge of a muddy field. I jumped into a puddle up to my hips trying to find gold.”
“What did you find?”
“Bacteria,” I frowned. “ I was sick for days. It’s called dysentery.”
“Mom tells me to remember the love,” my son smiled sweetly.
“She should’ve thought of that before she divorced me.”