Assateague Island ~ #fridayfictioneers ~3/14/14

Friday Fictioneers is here! Buckle yourself in for a wild good time. Our effervescent host Rochelle offers us a photo prompt and directive to write a 100 word story with a  beginning, middle and end. Make Every word count she reminds.

Well this weeks photo is copyright – Adam Ickes . Ugh! Thanks a lot Adam you have sufficiently prodded my Wanderlust. And it is a terribly hungry beast. Now I want cotton candy, the boardwalk and long stretches of beach. For now my story will have to do.

Assateague Island

“That’s not how you do it” I insisted watching my little sister run a straight sprint. “Zig-Zags they said.”

This summer we danced amid the phosphorus glowing ocean waves, combed the beach alongside foal and mother. Our camp guide told us ghost stories of the pirate captain with his hook hand hunting children by night. But most importantly we learned how to escape from alligators.

“If you run in a zig-zag they can’t catch you. It’s too cumbersome for them to turn their tails. But flee in a straight line and you’re toast.”

 “I’ll just climb a tree” she huffed.

Word Count: 100

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P.S. Please make sure to read the others.

 

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34 thoughts on “Assateague Island ~ #fridayfictioneers ~3/14/14

  1. This is a great story – I can picture kids talking exactly like this and I never thought about it before, but I bet alligators would have a hard time catching you zig-zagging. Good piece! Thanks, Nan

  2. Smart kid. This was cute, Dana. Glad I dropped by. I’ve been stricken with the most terrible migraine, and I’m trying to work my way through the stories, but it’s not going to happen. So I decided to just pick at a few — I saw your gravatar and made sure I read yours. Apologies to anyone whose stories I don’t get to this week, I’m just randomly picking a few to get to the bottom of the list. If I feel better later I may re-visit, but the unfortunate fact is, one these start they usually last a few days. (Oh, someone throw my head out the window, please. Decapitation defenestration)

  3. I loved this story Dana and laughed at your last line – perfect sisterly one-up-manship
    Thank you for the print and my goodies, they arrived the other day, just waiting to find the right frame
    Dee
    x

  4. I loved this story Dana and laughed at your last line – perfect sisterly one-up-manship
    Thank you for the print and my goodies, they arrived the other day, just waiting to fine the right frame
    Dee
    x

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