Summer Vacations

Photo Prompt (c) Jan Wayne Fields

Summer Vacations

Words 102

 “It’s so hot! When will the power be restored?

“Not tonight.”

“Oh no!”

“Let’s sleep outside.”

Squeals, shrieks and curses punctuated the candle-lit darkness as we lugged bedding and the little ones got underfoot.

Excitement peaked once we lay down.

Obstacle race!

They hopped, tripped and scrambled over us, regardless of anatomy.

“Vacations are fun!”

Mosquitoes hummed their agreement.

Ganging up, we regained dominion.

Tiny snores lulled us to sleep – until the birds began trilling and cooing.

We scampered inside lest the little devils angels woke.

Bleary-eyed and heads splitting, we staggered through the day.

“Ma, can we order another power breakdown?”


Written for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneer – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Jan Wayne Fields for the photo prompt. To read (or write) other stories on this prompt, click here

I am traveling (with major Internet issues – I now know exactly how much data is required to upload an FF 😉 )and hence may be irregular in responding/visiting. But thanks in advance for reading and commenting 🙂

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36 thoughts on “Summer Vacations”

    1. Oh yes Rochelle it was exhausting and memorable/enjoyable only in retrospect 😀 Thanks for your generous encouragement and wish you a belated happy 45th Anniversary 🙂


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