The Beautiful Desert This week's photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris.
This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris.

The Beautiful Desert 

“I told you to turn right at that last junction. Now, where are we?”

“I know where we’re going.”

“For the last eight miles there has been nothing but cacti, scorpions, and buzzards.”

“The cacti… they are beautiful!”

“I know you invited me on a shot with your new camera, but getting lost in the desert is not my idea of a great first date anniversary.”

“Why did you buy me my two new lenses, if you did not want me to use them?”

“I want you enjoy yourself, honey. I just thought that tonight… we might be by ourselves.”

“We are by ourselves.”

“This is not what I had in mind.”

“In just another hour, you will have never seen the stars like you can see them on a clear desert night.”

“I suppose you remember, once the sun goes down… so does the temperature in this lovely desert of yours.”

“I have a plan.

“We are following one of your plans.”

“Oh, yes. Tonight will be a night you will not quickly forget.”

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Requirements: Using the photo prompt create a flash fiction story of under 175 words.

14 thoughts on “The Beautiful Desert

  1. Romance under the stars sounds very appealing, but the night won’t end well if she’s too worried or freezing (or killed — hey, that last line could mean anything!). I like the contrast between your two characters and the build up; and I want to know what happens next!

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  2. I think he has the most romantic evening planned and she will be thoroughly enchanted with him. She’s unaware of the champagne chilling in the trunk, next to the strawberries, chocolate and portable heater…ooo la la 🙂

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