"Who needs pants? They're overrated."
Bah-bum, bah-bum, bah-bum, his answer overhead—the lulling sound of vehicles navigating the morning mixmaster.
Bob fell asleep, counting cars. He dreamt of days before The Second Great Depression, days he owned dozens of identical sharp-creased khakis—a fresh pair each morning—coffee in hand, sweating this commute.
Lisa H. Owens
Created for a 53-word April 2023 Short Story Prompt:
Take a deep breath. Relax. No foolishness for you here this month. Business as usual. One proverbial leg at a time. Same requirements: fifty-three words. One-size-fits-all. No slacking off. But in the spirit of the month, be careful if you do try any April tricks; you wouldn’t want your trousers to catch fire. Write a 53-word story about pants.
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