Intrepid Optimist

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Home Comforts

Written for Friday Fictioneers – 100 word promt

“Really Ellie.” Grumbled Elmer, struggling in the confined space to take off his boots.  ”This isn’t camping.”

“Well, I think it’s wonderful.” Murmured Ellie, pulling the soft downy up to her chin.

“It doesn’t even smell of country side and there isn’t a mosquito within twenty miles of here.” Her partner continued irritably. “…and If I’d known the trail would be illuminated with fairy lights, I’d have left my lantern at home.”

“We’re not kids anymore dear…this is modern day camping.”

“Frankly.” Spluttered Elmer, If I’d wanted to sleep under a Tiffany lamp, I could have camped in Bloomingdales.”


About bbryanthomas

Not so young man about town who, having witnessed and enjoyed life, is presently having fun, writing about those by-gone times and life in general.

17 comments on “Home Comforts

  1. The Shining Gem
    August 24, 2017

    Seems like in the race to becoming modern, we’re losing the charms of the old times.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      August 24, 2017

      I once thought wet sleeping bags, heavy rucksacks, sore feet and mosquitos as charming. Not anymore. I’ll leave all that to the SGs of this world


  2. Bridgesburning Chris
    August 24, 2017

    Oh yes give me modern day camping. That rough and tumble stuff was fine when I was young and my children were young. Downy and Tiffany lamp it is. (room service would also be nice)

    Liked by 2 people

    • bbryanthomas
      August 25, 2017

      Oh happy days. Not any more

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Christine Goodnough
    August 24, 2017

    Enjoyed this very much. :Perhaps as a compromise he could sleep outside the tent where the mosquitoes could find him? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      August 25, 2017

      or head for Bloomingdales


  4. rochellewisoff
    August 25, 2017

    Dear Bryan,

    Nothing like ‘camping’ with all the comforts of home. Fun story.




  5. gahlearner
    August 25, 2017

    Hehe, I doubt people would want to go back to heavy backpacks and clumsy boots. Modern camping does have it’s benefits. More or less… 🙂 Fun story.


    • bbryanthomas
      August 25, 2017

      No way. I did my boots and heavy bag bit in the army

      Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      August 25, 2017

      I’ve just read (and liked) your sweet story

      Liked by 1 person

      • gahlearner
        August 25, 2017

        Thank you! 🙂


  6. Mrs. Completely
    August 25, 2017

    Now that’s My kind of camping!! Great story! :o)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. amiewrites74
    August 27, 2017

    I am all for modern camping. Fun story!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Miles Rost
    August 29, 2017

    Looks like the old guy wants the old way of camping! I agree. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      August 29, 2017

      Enjoyed your last 2 FFF posts Great idea applying the story to th music.


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