An April Fools’ Edition of Wednesday Briefs

Welcome to a standalone story Avery has crafted for April Fools’ Day. She actually chose the day as her prompt. It was tough getting the story completed and not exceeding the 1000 word limit.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Without further delay, let’s get to the story!

Bad Case of Wanting You

by

Avery Dawes

Lifting my face to the sky, I adjusted my red knit hat. Large, wet snowflakes drifted in lazy spirals, mocking me. A couple stuck to my eyelashes as others floated by. This must be some sort of cruel April Fools’ prank. I should be running, in shorts and a T-shirt, not shivering in tights and a long-sleeve pullover.

Taking a minute to stretch out my legs, I decided to run around the Tidal Basin, even though the delicate cherry blossom buds were probably frozen and destined to die unopened.

Traffic was light this morning. I headed out while most of the District’s residents still slumbered. I, too, had a lot on my plate for today. Exercise and then presentations and briefings. Continue reading “An April Fools’ Edition of Wednesday Briefs”