Joined at the Heart · Just One Thing · Writers Write

On Holiday-Day 22

“If you could do anything today, what would you do?” I asked Cherry the question on an August afternoon. We were captives of our home’s central air conditioning unit.

“Money is no object?”

“Whatever you want.”

“Unlimited shopping followed by a Sonic Slushy.” She turned to face me. “You?”

“I’d go to the beach, sit in the sand, and stare at the waves.”

She sighed.

Mentally, we escaped our prison, drapes like bars drawn against the heat.