“I’m feeling quite jovial today,” Carl said, taking a drag from his cigarette. “I want to write the great American novel. I want to share my genius with the literary world and to be an author people lionize. Come help me brainstorm some plot ideas.”
“Good luck with that,” his skeptical wife said.
“Why do you always have to niggle at my dreams?” Carl dejectedly asked.
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “niggle.”Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (jovial), The Daily Spur (cigarette), Ragtag Daily Prompt (write), Word of the Day Challenge (share), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (lionize), and MMA Storytime (brainstorm).