Already an alcoholic

Ruby still isn’t crawling. But she’s moving! She’ll even attempt to overcome barricades if there is a truly exceptional prize on the other side. Like, for example, a mojito.

Unfortunately this new era of mobility also comes with its fair share of head bonks and face plants. I can only imagine what she thinks of as the ground rushes toward her. Probably something to the effect of, “Alas! The end of this wretched sobriety! The end – where all pain is met with minty sweet perfection!”

These must be Ruby’s thoughts I am imagining. Because surely they are not my own. I happen to know that mojito is non-alcoholic. And the immediate and incessant crying leads me to believe these falls are, in fact, painful.

For the Scriptic prompt exchange this week, Cheney gave me this prompt: The ground rushed toward her, and when she met it there was no pain, only the darkness of the end. (Kill your darling.). I had grand plans to actually take time, expend energy etc. to write a short story this week. But I started reading a book instead. Thus, this sort of pathetic response. Sorry Cheney! The prompt was a good one and, unfortunately, a bit wasted on me!

I gave Jester Queen this prompt: I wanted my life to start – but in those rare moments when it seemed like something might actually change, panic shot through me.’ –Curtis Sittenfeld

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8 thoughts on “Already an alcoholic

    • That one had black cherry fresca, mint and sugar. Although I don’t think it needed sugar since the soda was already sweet and it pretty much all settled in the bottom anyway. So basically just add mint to your soda! It was really good and tasted a surprisingly lot like an actual mojito.

    • Ha! Ruby is not crawling. But yeah, we’re baby proofing. And Ruby also loves electronic devices. And adult dishes and glasses. Pretty much anything we interact with regularly. That’s my theory anyway.

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