Wednesday lunchtime, Michael said to Tessa, “I made a mistake when we talked about my sabbatical?”
“You did? I’m enjoying you being home more. You aren’t going cross country for a speaking engagement, are you?”
He chuckled. “No. But somehow, the church youth choir got left out of the conversation.”
Tessa looked at him in mock horror, then laughed. “You silly man, guiding those kids renews our optimistic outlook each week, especially when one of them has a personal breakthrough to come tell you about. I never thought of that changing.”
“I should have known that’s what you’d say.”
Written in response to Charli Mills January 23, 2023, prompt at Carrot Ranch Literary: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that is optimistic. Feel free to explore optimism in all its forms, from a positive mindset to toxic positivity. Is it a heartfelt story or a devious one? So much wiggle room for the optimistic writer. Go where the prompt leads!