Archie dug his toes into the sand, relaxing in his reclining chair.

From the tepee he heard Agnes clattering about. She stumbled out.

‘You said you wanted a holiday with plenty of sun and sand.’ He didn’t open his eyes as she slumped into the chair next to him.

‘Don’t feign innocence. You knew what I meant and you know I hate camping.’

‘This isn’t camping dear, it’s desert glamping.’

Agnes reached over and jerked the catch on his chair. It collapsed in a heap, with Archie sprawled on top of it.

‘Feeling glamorous yet?’ she asked, as Archie spat out a mouthful of sand.

Copyright Renee Heath

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

All the previous Agnes and Archie stories can be found here: THE AGNES AND ARCHIE STORIES

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120 thoughts on “DESERT GLAMPING

  1. Great take on the prompt,Iain. I spent a few hours tonight researching Native Americans trying to work out an angle. I found it very difficult but got the in the end. Well, at least I posted 99 words.
    My kids have recently returned from the Australian Scouting Jamboree down at Tailum Bend in South Australia, which could be renamed “Dust Central”. It’s got into everything.It’s been the big postscript topic of conversation.
    Best wishes,

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  2. Dear Iain,

    You made me laugh out loud. Perhaps he’ll let her choose the destination next time. As my Turkish friend Si’nan used to say, “When the womens heppy, everybody’s heppy.”



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  3. Ahhh maybe she’s got ulterior motives for bring him out into the lonely desert and eating a mouthful of sand might be the least of his worries. He’d better like the glamping pretty quick, I’d say..
    Well done with this piece

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