#CarrotRanchFlashFiction – Yellow tent
Those of you who read my blogs, this one and robbiesinspiration, may have guessed that I am a bit of a princess and that camping is not likely to be my thing. I like baths with bubbles, hairdryers, shoes, clothes and, of course, technology. Doing without these things is not something I have in my plans, short-term or long-term. Luckily, my hubby is also not a camping fan [or he probably wouldn’t have married me – tee hee], so we don’t have any differences of opinion on this particular point.
August 2, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a yellow tent. Where is it and who does it belong to? Think of how the color adds to the story. Go where the prompt leads.
“I bought us a two-man tent so we can go camping.”
“Really,” said Helen, “are you referring to the child-sized, yellow tent you just put up in the garden.”
“Yes, and it’s not child-sized, the man in the shop said it would sleep two people comfortably.”
“Does it have a bathroom and kitchenette?”
“No,” said Dave.
“Does it have wi-fi, air-conditioning and plugs for my laptop, iPad, iPhone and hairdryer.”
“You’re being ridiculous, of course it doesn’t have those things. It’s for camping. We’ll have a great time experiencing the great outdoors.”
“You mean you’ll have a great time.”