Without Ice

This week’s Carrot Ranch Anthology on the subject of disappearing ice has some amazing flash and poetry including Norah Colvin, Annette Rochelle Aben, Gordon Le Pard, Anne Goodwin, Sarah Brentyn, D.Avery, Molly Stevens, Ritu Bhathal, Geoff le Pard Roberta Eaton and Charli Mills herself.. feet up… and enjoy.

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Imagine a world without ice. Not just the occasional inconvenience when you run out of cubes in the freezer or your favorite pub has none to offer. What would the world be like without skating ponds, Zambonis or polar ice caps?

Writers explored situations without ice. Some humorous, some stark. Grab a drink on the rocks and read while you still have ice  to clink.

The following is based on the May 23, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story without ice.

PART I (10-minute read)

Without Ice by D. Avery

Archeologist walks into a bar.

“What’ll ya have?”

“Whiskey.”

“Neat?”

“No.”

“Ice?”

“No ice.”

“Water you’ll have?”

“With whiskey.”

“Nice.”

“So, how long have you worked here?”

“Are you digging into my past?”

“Aren’t I an archeologist?”

“Another whiskey ditch?”

“Why would I switch?”

“No ice?”

“Save the ice.”

“Yes, save the ice.”

“How…

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