Sunday Photo Fiction – Aug 25 2019

Welcome to the Sunday Photo Fiction challenge hosted by Donna McNicol
The challenge is to write a story based upon the photo in 200 words or less.

Photo courtesy of Artur Malishkevych
Joan and Joe watched the boat sail away across the bay.
Do you think they’ll miss us?
Probably.
Enough to send a search party?
Oh yeah. The kids will see to that.
A second boat would be OK though.
I guess.
How long do you think we’ve got?
Dunno. A month or so.
What? I can’t stay on this island for a month!
Why not? You said you wanted to get away from it all!
I haven’t got a change of clothes for a start!
We can go au naturel.
Joe! I am not hanging everything out for all to see!
All? Joan! It’s just the two of us here! It’ll be fun!!
FUN?? At our age? How many of those new pills have you taken?
With a twinkle in his eye, Joe turned to his wife of 43 years and said
‘Enough……………………’

143 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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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13 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – Aug 25 2019

  1. Sadje says:

    Naughty! 🤣

  2. Haha that’s one of best ways one (I mean a couple) could be marooned. 😂 Good one, Di

  3. DB McNicol says:

    I loved ending it with a giggle!

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