A cheeky second story for this week’s photo challenge, spurred by Penny and Josh’s comment on my first story, No Man is an Island.
This is a dialogue only story, something I rarely do in a short story, and certainly never in any flash fiction stories I have written for this photo prompt or the Friday Fictioneers photo prompt, or those submitted to The Drabble.
My hope is this story seems realistic, authentic, and is enjoyable to read.
Kelvin M. Knight
‘It’s not mankind I detest, it’s people.’
‘Then I’m glad I’ve booked us a holiday away from people, darling.’
‘But you know I’m too busy to take a break.’
‘You need to make time, darling, before time unmakes you.’
‘A change, that’s all I need. A change is as good as a rest. I’ll write a new story; fill it with whatever emotions take your fancy.’
‘It’s not about what I want, or even what you want. It’s about what you need, what we need.’
‘We can’t afford it; holidays are too expensive.’
‘You said that about getting married, having children, and you were misguided then.’
‘And who was it who made sure we could afford those things, darling?’
‘Us. There’s an us in fuss.’
‘And there’s me in team. Me, me, me. What affects you affects me!’
‘Please, honey, I’m okay. I am.’
‘Are you, Kenneth?’
Message from Karen / Josh (What Pegman Saw co-ordinators)
After two weeks in the arctic, and then a visit to a war-torn nation, I figured we all deserved a vacation. Hope you packed your swimsuit and sunscreen! After a few weeks of brutal cold here in the Midwest, I’m more than ready to head to Fiji for real–but Pegman is going to have to make do.
Your mission is to write a 150-word (or less) story, poem, or essay inspired by the location. You can use the photo provided, or you can browse the photospheres and find your own view.
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