What’s the Adventure?

My theme this month is adventure. What real-world adventure can you imagine for this picture? Who are the characters huddled around the campfire? Why are they camping? Is it a vacation? Or are they hiding out?

Here’s my inspiration:

“This is just what you need,” my cousin Dave said, poking at the fire. “Miles away from work stress and family stress.”

“Miles away from any other people,” said my brother Jace with a relaxed smile pushing back the weary lines of his face.

“It’s nice to sit and not think.” I took a long sip of coffee.

Dave hit the bottom of my boot with a stick. “This is a vacation. You’re not supposed to do what you do at work.”

We laughed, and the sound rose free to the wash of stars above us.

Dave lifted the coffee pot. “Want a–“

A scream pierced the utter quiet of the night.

Every muscle froze except for our swelling eyes.

“Could that be an animal?” I whispered.

“Not any animal I’ve ever heard.” Dave answered.

“Doesn’t sound like any person I’ve ever heard, either.” Jace picked up a log.


Stop by tomorrow to read a guest blog from adventure novelist M. Liz Boyle!

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