The thirty-something travel agent looked from the woman to her computer and back again. “Ma’am, to add that leg to your trip will triple your cost. You would be smarter to make a second trip instead of paying this price to only stay for one day.”

The seventy-something client sighed. “You haven’t lived long enough to realize how important one more day can be with someone, or doing something you love.  I don’t know when I can plan another trip but I can afford to do this and seeing my  friend is worth it, so book the leg please.”


Written In response to Charli Mills July 25, 2019, prompt at Carrot Ranch Literary: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the phrase “for one day.” The words single out a special occurrence. What is the emotion and vibe, where does it take place and why? Go where the prompt leads!