Charli Mills 99- word challenge this week is to write a story that includes  an act of “peering from the woods.” Go where the prompt leads. You can join in Charli’s prompt here: https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/09/august-9-flash-fiction-challenge/.

Here is my entry for this week:

Going on a picnic was a treat for the family. Dad carefully cleared a circular patch in the undergrowth while the children collected rocks. Dad packed the rocks around the cleared patch to ensure that the fire he was building was well contained. Everyone was busy preparing for the fun of cooking their lunch sausages on sticks over the open fire.

“Where’s Hayley,” Mom asked.

She was nowhere to be seen.  She must have slipped away while they were all working.

Sheila smiled with relief when she saw her peering from the small copse of trees nearby. Thank goodness.

Have a lovely week.

Robbie