Daily Prompt: Renewal

Oh, no.

I didn’t finish in time.

This doesn’t happen often, but sometimes I have too many at once to finish them all. Then it’s always the same feeling of anxiousness, almost a panic. What happens if I have to give it up? How long will it be before I can finish it then? If I have to wait a long time, I might have to start all over at the beginning!

As I walk in, I vow to myself I will not get more than I can handle next time. One at a time, that’s good enough. I need to pace myself so this doesn’t happen again. Ever.

Now I am being given the best news ever. There are no holds! I can keep it! I get to finish it before I have to bring it back!

Barely able to contain my excitement, I keep my steps slow and steady as I walk away from the counter and breathe a sigh of relief. I look down at my receipt and see what might be the most beautiful word ever.

“Renewal.”

 

via Daily Prompt: Renewal

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Daily Prompt: Treasure

via Daily Prompt: Treasure

“Arg, matey! X marks the spot and there be the X!”

“Where?”

“Right there in front of your eyes. Take your shovel. Let’s dig!”

“What will we find?”

“Treasure, of course. Buried treasure!”

“Like…gold?”

“Could be! We will find out when we get it.”

“But what if it’s boring?”

“It won’t be boring. Treasure isn’t boring!”

“But what if it is?”

“Mate, if you don’t want to dig for the treasure you can leave! ARG!”

“But what if it’s gold?”

“You won’t know until you find it! Dig, man, dig!”

“Why?”

“So we can get to the buried treasure! Stop asking silly questions!”

“But what if it’s yucky?”

“JUST DIG.”

“But what if–”

“If you don’t stop–”

 

“Boys! Time for dinner! Come inside and get washed up!”