When I was a child I took a tattered baby blanket and spread it out on my bed. On top, I placed my favorite stuffed toy, some picture books, and a plastic bag of Goldfish crackers.

Pulling up the four corners, I tied the bundle into a knot, threw my makeshift hobo bag over my bony shoulder, and loudly announced that I was running away from home, never to return. Never meaning, “by dinner.”

Today, that blanket is a photographer’s backpack. My prized possessions are a camera, lenses and rechargeable batteries. I’m not running away, I’m taking a road trip.

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 ‘Road trip.’

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