Photo credit, Roger Bultot
(c) 2017 Pamela Schloesser Canepa
They had left while it was still dark, two sixteen-year-old boys taking off with Dad’s car AND his canoe. It was their first boating excursion alone.
Reaching the water’s edge, Billy halted. “The tide is too low.”
“You didn’t check the reports?” Roma asked.
“No.” Billy felt bad.
Roma, ever the adventurer, said, “We’ll go through the brush to where the water’s deeper!”
Billy recalled being in there before, getting stung by bramble, and finding a dead bird.
“But….” He saw Roma’s hopeful face. “Well, the road less traveled…”
“Yes!” Roma smiled.
This was written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the provided photo prompt.
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