The Romantic Mini-Holiday
Bobbing in the boat at dawn Mary yawned. She remembered all his talk about a romantic mini holiday to Lake Garda. She’d looked at the brochures he’d brought home and absorbed countless on-line videos. She’d imagined walks along tree-shaded beached, hand in hand or sipping wine in side-walk cafes. She hadn’t imagined fishing in the cold dawn.
They weren’t alone on the lake. All around them floated ducks and coots, they too fishing.
Mary heard a hearty “Bwahahahaha!” of ducky laughter nearby. All went black and then she contemplated Steven bobbing in the water, spluttering. She’d given him a mighty push.
© G.s.k. ‘16
A Power Short – try to write a complete short story as short as possible. They should have a beginning, middle, and end, showing some change in a character due to an apparent or implied conflict.