Family vacation

“What happened to your shoe?” Dad was exasperated. This was the third shoe the boy had lost in as many months.

“I was hurrying daddy, but you walk too fast,” the boy was sitting in the sand, huge tears catching in his long, blond lashes. “It fell off. I couldn’t see you. I had to run to find you again.”

Dropping the totes carrying beach towels and sunscreen, and a big rainbow umbrella, Dad rubbed the salty grit from his face. Breathing in slowly, he exhaled his frustration.

“Don’t be mad Daddy.”

“This is why you can’t have nice things.”

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Hurrying.’

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

13 thoughts on “Family vacation

  1. My heart went out to the boy–how could a child possibly keep with a frantic father who appears to be frustrated and annoyed? The poor kid was stuck in a catch-22 situation ! Lose the shoe or loseDaddy?


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