Prompt: This week I want you to take me to your version of 8:00 -AM or PM, fiction or creative nonfiction- in 200 words or less. This is a typical 8:00 PM at my house. I refuse to acknowledge mornings until at least 10:00 AM.
A knight in shining armor races by us, plastic duct-taped sword upraised. He is slaying dragons and saving the world. Behind him lie the remains of all that he has conquered. I laugh; my knight has his armor on backwards! I look over at my husband, who smiles back at me, and closes his laptop. We pull ourselves up from the couch.
My tiny hero gallops by us again, charging into the fray.
"Time for bed," I tell him.