99 words- I’d rather be….

February 21, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “I’d rather be…” You fill in what comes next. What would a character(s) rather be doing and why? How can you use the phrase as a literary device? Go where the prompt leads!


Ask a child and he’ll tell you that he’d rather be outside playing than studying 
Ask a harassed mom, up at midnight and she’ll tell you that she’d rather be sleeping soundly
Ask an overworked office worker and he’ll inform you that he’d rather be hiking or skiing somewhere pleasant
When we are in an inescapable situation our mind drifts
And we dream of places we’d rather be in
Yet most of us stick to our hectic lives, dutifully
These pleasant dreams are kept hidden in our thoughts
Taken out once in a while to be appreciate and admired


Word count; 99



59 thoughts on “99 words- I’d rather be….

  1. Loved it ♥️♥️

    Natasha Sinha Content Curator @ Pugdundee Safaris Writer | Creative Consultant | Wildlife Enthusiast | Blogger



    “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” – John Lennon

    The Force is in you!


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