Health Nut

carrot-clipart-cartoon-carrot-clipart-free-clip-art-images-1396137697.png

Traffic is frustrating. I’ve had a bad day at work. It’s been a miserable day according to the news, social injustice and senseless violence everywhere. Stress tightens my brow, back, shoulders, my clenched jaw. I push the button to turn the car radio off, inanely telling it to ‘shut up!’  I want to get home, make myself a healthy meal. Self-care, I remind myself, is so important when you’re stressed. I pull into a bakery parking lot. “I’ll take the carrot cake” I tell the surly clerk. In no mood to cook, I take my sweet vegetarian meal home.

 

Written for this week’s 99 word fast fiction prompt at Carrot Ranch: using the words carrot cake.

March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge