A CHANGE OF SCENERY

‘Are we there yet?’ Archie asked. He was feeling claustrophobic in the hermetically-sealed caravan.

Agnes peered out the kitchen window as the countryside whizzed by along the autoroute, ‘Not yet, just passed Paris.’

‘Maybe we should have picked somewhere closer than the Mediterranean?’

‘You wanted warm sunshine and the beach.’

Agnes brought the coffee over to the table. Just as she sat down the truck turned. Coffee sloshed over the table. She cursed the truck driver for the hundredth time.

Archie could see the anger building. ‘This is the safest holiday possible in Covid times.’

‘Define safe,’ Agnes replied, the coffee mug raised in a threatening manner.


Copyright Ted Strutz

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).

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

You can find all the Agnes and Archie stories HERE.


During the month of April I took part in the A-Z blogging challenge, and posted about my State Trilogy novels each day, including plots, themes, characters and the writing and publishing process. So if you’ve read the books, or haven’t but might be interested in them, I hope it will be of interest to some of you. All the posts can be found HERE.

86 thoughts on “A CHANGE OF SCENERY

  1. Hari OM
    LOL – have demountable, will travel!!! Gotta admit, there have been some wild thoughts along these lines, here, but perhaps more involving the sort of RV that costs twice the price I could get for The Hutch! YAM xx

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  2. Archie seems to be a nice husband.
    Covid time safe travel- No.2 in the safe travel list actually.
    No.1 is- staycation- stay home & drink the coffee without spilling 🙂

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  3. Takes me back to Lucille Ball making a cake in “The Long Long Trailer”. They should know to wait until the vehicle is stationery before drinking coffee or more importantly, travel in the truck.

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  4. LOL! I was going to include in the A to Z a story about a house that they recently relocated in San Francisco but I just couldn’t fit it in. Literally moved an old Victorian home several blocks through the city.

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  5. Ha! A relative of friend of mine actually did something similar. In a manner of speaking. They rented a ‘celebrity bus’ and took a cross-country trip. Taking their time and spending most of the time in quite secluded areas, homeschooling their kids. Turns out they love it! They might still be at now!

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      1. Yep! I thought it was a fab idea when I heard of it! Some of those are pretty well equipped for all the things one needs AND I understood that Amazon delivers to some of the camping sites/wherever they were in!

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    1. Let’s hope not. Amazingly, today the UK announced we could travel to Australia and New Zealand and return without quarantine – the downside is Australia and New Zealand won’t allow us to enter for a holiday! Great political minds at work again!

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