Sunday Photo Fiction – Sept 16 2018

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.
‘You hungry?’
‘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.’

145 words.





About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – Sept 16 2018

  1. syncwithdeep says:

    Absolutely super story

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Hee hee, a classic comedy scene. Well done Di 🙂

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Too bad they got away this far. Hotel should have had better safety net.

  4. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Hope they reached the shore and satiate their hunger pangs.

  5. Hahaha! XD
    This was real funny, Di! 😀

  6. michael1148humphris says:

    Loved your take on the prompt not least because I have seen so many items carried out to sea.

  7. Ha ha ha, love her nonchalant attitude.

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