Vacation: A 100 Word Story


Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Where do you wanna go for the vacation?” he asked his two whiny teenage kids.

“Beach…, sea-side of course, dad. I want to sit, seeing the white-foamy waves of the sea, and read,” the gangly fourteen-year old said.

“Nerd!” replied his twin sister who couldn’t be any more different than him, “Don’t listen to him. We’ll go to the hill-side. I would love to hike. Oh! It is going to be so much fun…”



“How about a hilly region where there is a beach?”

“I’ll manage,” they groaned together.

They did not know what their father had in mind.


*For Friday Fictioneers


19 thoughts on “Vacation: A 100 Word Story

  1. Christopher Shawbell says:

    Nice ending … I’m left wondering, and not feeling very comfortable with Dad’s vacation plans. Nice work!


      • Dear Christopher and Janet,

        There may be something weird in this situation. I see it as a light-heart ending… that their father is just going to surprise them.
        But of course, I have left it to you all to decide. I have just strung words together… they are no longer mine.
        Have a good day. 🙂



  2. Mystikel says:

    The thing about kids they are so sure they know what they like. It’s good to surprise them with what they didn’t even know they would enjoy sometimes.


  3. I agree with Rochelle – and as far as we were all whinny kids once…
    I l think of W.C. Fields
    who might have been asked how he liked his kids
    to which he might have replied,
    “Well done. Well done.”


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