The Perils of Garden Camping







PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

In the blaring kitchen light, three boys looked up at Alison.
“Aren’t you sleeping in the tent?”
“We were,” complained Charlie, “until Joe got scared of bogey men.”
“I didn’t,” snivelled Joe.
“Daniel shouldn’t have told those tales,” Charlie continued.
Daniel retaliated indignantly, “It was you said how one tore Steve’s tent and stole his brownies.”
“It’s not the bogey man,” yelled Joe. “It’s the animals.”
“What animals?” the other two chorused.
“The ones you keep away by lighting fires. Lions and hyenas.”
“That’s in Africa, silly!” Fumed the elder boys.
“Never mind,” Alison soothed, “We’ll try again next summer.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.


44 thoughts on “The Perils of Garden Camping

  1. Nice story with great dialogue. This took me to memories of my son wanting to camp in the backyard which was the size of a postage stamp. We went camping a lot when he was younger and I never worried about animals. But when he was in the tent in the backyard I never slept. The animals that roam city streets are far scarier than those in the woods.

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