One of my favourite Sunday challenges:
The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based on the prompt.
Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding
Both Stella and Stan were badly in need of a break, so had settled on a quiet resort and were enjoying a peaceful afternoon nap on the beach.
‘Hey Stella. You awake?’
‘Hm. Maybe. What’s up?’
‘Nothing much. Have you got your mobile?’
‘Nah. Wanted a day off from social media. Why?’
She snuggled deeper into the cushions.
‘Kinda. The hotel runs a service down to the beach. You just need to attract the boy’s attention to place your order.’
‘Right. Might be a problem. How’s your semaphore or morse code?’
‘Semaphore and morse? What do you mean?’ she answered opening one eye.
Stella almost capsized her lounger when she sat up.
‘How the hell did we get all the way out here?’
‘Seems the tide waits for no-one. Grab the parasol dear, we’ll use it as an oar to get us ashore.’