Thank you to Sandra Crook for this week’s photo. Maybe it’s the mood I’m in, but it struck me this way, so here’s a fairly say-what-you-see response from me for Friday Fiction. Critique away!
Sandy was so excited to be going on holiday, she even joined in the bus transfer sing-a-long. She needed this break, after all the drama with Jackson: to lie on the beach and swim in the pool, to read, flirt and sip cocktails alone in the sun.
The hotel was smaller and shabbier than she’d expected, but it didn’t dent her excitement. The water was calling to her. After checking in, Sandy stepped out onto the pool deck. Stinky black seaweed covered the ground and clung to her sandals. Then she saw the sign: “Desole – la piscine est ferme”.
23 responses to “FF – Vacation 2020”
Hopefully the wine is good
Yes, at least the bar is still open
That’s a holiday that sums up 2020 for sure.
Only if the bar’s open!
2020 to a ‘t’.
‘Fraid so! Thanks for visiting.
Oh dear, what a disappointment for her. Nice take on the photo prompt.
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Since the pool is my happy place I’d be devastated. Poor Sandy. Yep. Vacation 2020 for sure.
Yes, I must admit I thought of you with that sign. I hope your pools are very much open and safe.
Zut alors! Let us hope the wine and food make up for the closed pool.
Much like 2020, perhaps!
That will give her more time for flirting and maybe some ooh la la!
The bar and the restaurant beckon, I think.
Let’s hope at least those don’t disappoint!
Hopefully, there’s a sandy beach nearby!
I’ve had holidays like that! Good piece.
Rotten luck when the holiday is ruined. Like, on your only day off that month with a trip to the seaside and suddenly it downpours. Lovely sitting under a makeshift shelter watching the rain bounce off the sea.
We had a terrible trip to Hawaii years ago – rain, a rental car break-in, tsunami-related midnight evacuation… Suffice to say I’ve never bothered going back!
Too bad about the pool. Maybe she can still read and sip on cocktails?
Let’s hope the bar is still open, eh?