Featured Review on this writing by Manolo

A short story that is also included in The Imaginarium Summer 2019 Collection. 100 words long.
Cover image: pixabay.com

Cocktail Hour

Don’t look at the clock, please. I can just imagine that disapproving look if you do.

What is it, 9am? Maybe 10? Way too early in the day for sipping these drinks, at least I can see that is just what you are thinking.

By midday this place will be packed with holiday makers. Screaming, laughter from the pool and all around. And let’s not forget the splashes.

I prefer my cocktails without the addition of chlorine, thank you.

So I’ll take my cocktail hour that bit early then retreat but come midnight I might just return for a repeat.

Submitted: June 24, 2019

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Mike S.

A fine drinking tale, Hull!

Mon, June 24th, 2019 7:14pm


Back on to the holiday theme, Mike. Thanks so much for reading.

Mon, June 24th, 2019 12:52pm


Short and sweet?

Mon, June 24th, 2019 7:14pm


Sometimes I love to write to a specific number of words. I used to belong to a site where you could only post content that was exactly 81 words long.
Thanks for reading, Adam.

Mon, June 24th, 2019 12:54pm

Guenevere Lee

A nice little snapshot of someone's vacation, lol

Mon, June 24th, 2019 7:58pm


Thank you so much for giving this a read.

Mon, June 24th, 2019 1:09pm


That was great. Hard to pull something off right in just a hundred words.

Mon, June 24th, 2019 9:20pm


Thanks so much for that, Manolo!

Tue, June 25th, 2019 10:01am

Vance Currie

This is very good for such a short story, Hully. The second to last line conjured up an amusing image of someone trying to sip a drink amid all the noise and splashing. I wonder who decided what time of day is appropriate for drinking cocktails.

Mon, June 24th, 2019 9:47pm


Yeah, even on holidays that early morning tipple is still frowned upon, I imagine. But what other time would you be pretty ensured a bit of peace and quiet to enjoy it.
Thanks so much for giving it a read.

Tue, June 25th, 2019 10:03am


Sometimes a little moring fuel makes the others tolerable.

Mon, June 24th, 2019 9:49pm


I can well imagine! Thanks so much for giving this a read, it is much appreciated.

Tue, June 25th, 2019 10:04am

LE. Berry

Holiday road and hangovers...great discription with such a word limit hullabaloo22...

Mon, June 24th, 2019 10:52pm


Thanks, LE. I enjoy the challenge of editing down to a really small limit.

Tue, June 25th, 2019 10:07am

88 fingers

Great little story. Its always 5 o'clock somewhere.

Tue, June 25th, 2019 2:43am


Thank you so much for reading, 88 fingers.

Tue, June 25th, 2019 10:09am

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