A Brace of Photoprompts

I’m not very good at combining prompts, but Fandango’s and Sadje’s challenges seem to go together this week.

left: image from shutterstock
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a girl sitting inside a tent. She’s reading a book and has a smile on her face.
right: Image credit; Saffu @ Unsplash
For the visually challenged reader this image shows a red motor boat anchored near a quay. There is a small buoy floating near it. In the distance you can see a small island.

It had seemed such a wonderful idea to come away together for the weekend.Chris badly needed a break from work and Sam had had enough of family politics.
Both were looking forward to some quality time alone but as with some of the best laid plans, things didn’t go as well as they’d anticipated.
Sam did nothing but moan about every little thing from not having a flush loo and a shower to insect bites and being unable to cook a decent meal on a single burner.
Chris just wanted to relax in the peace and tranquility of nature.
Arguments followed and within an hour Sam stormed off.

The motor boat on the jetty was a joy to find, and the man sitting in the little hut said a trip to the island was £3. Sam handed over the money and climbed aboard. The engine purred into life and they set off.
The island had a small hotel at a modest cost, so Sam booked a room and sent Chris a text so that she wouldn’t worry.

Chris read the message and shrugged.
Sam realised that their friendship had run its course and as she had the tent and all the equipment, she was content to make a brew and curl up with her book.

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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11 Responses to A Brace of Photoprompts

  1. Sadje says:

    Very real life like. Thanks Di for joining in. Great combination of both the prompts.

  2. Fandango says:

    Sometimes opposites do t always attract.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Well I guess it worked out for the best

  4. murisopsis says:

    Camping can separate the men from the boys. In a similar fashion it can make or break a relationship! Love the story!

  5. Pingback: WDYS # 138 -A Roundup post – Keep it alive

  6. judeitakali says:

    Bittersweet story and very well written.

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