Archie strolled back from the shop, newspaper under his arm. Another fine Mediterranean morning.
In the campervan, Agnes was still in bed. Archie settled down in his seat to read the headlines.
Iran had retaliated against America with missile fire. A commercial aeroplane had gone down.
He turned the page.
Bush fires in Australia. Not enough rain. Floods in Indonesia. Too much rain.
He couldn’t face it. ‘Darling, I was thinking. Should we extend the holiday for a few more days?’
‘Yes, dear,’ came the muffled response. ‘The real world will be waiting for us when we’re ready.’
Well, maybe, Archie thought.
Written for Friday Fictioneers 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).
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A Happy New Year to you all, I trust everyone had a good festive season and all the best for 2020!