This prompt is from The Daily Post‘s blog site where each day they provide a prompt that you can use to write about absolutely anything.
The prompt for today is: Frantic.
I was frantic as I ran down the street. The ice cream van had already made one lap of the block while I was busy getting money out of my purse, and I’d be damned if I was going to go another 40 degree Celsius day without a damn ice cream.
I puffed up to the van as the guy turned to me and said, “Hi, can I get you an ice cream?”
I grinned and replied, “Nah, I just wanted to tell you I’m a vegan.”
The guy laughed. He was kinda cute, had a dimple in one cheek when he smiled.
“Just kidding, why else would I be here?” I said, still grinning.
“Fair point,” he said, still chuckling. “What can I get you?”
“The one with sprinkles please,” I replied. I watched him appreciatively as he prepared my ice cream.
He turned around to hand me the ice cream and smiled. “I tell you what. I’ll let you have this ice cream on the house, if I can have your number and give you a call some time.”
I tapped my finger on my lips as if thinking about it. “Hmm, free ice cream for my phone number,” I looked up at him and grinned. “I think I can manage that.”
“Great,” he said, and pulled out his phone. “I’m John by the way.”
“Nice to meet you John, I’m Stella.”
I put my number is his phone and waved as I walked away, greedily licking the ice cream before it had a chance to melt and run down my hands in the heat.
Until next time.