All’s Fair in Love and Camping
(Fiction; 99 words)
“How much longer? It feels like we’ve been driving through this park forever.”
This may have been a mistake.
“Up around the bend here. Home sweet home for two nights.” Hayden forced a light tone and an exaggerated grin.
“It’s a tent.”
“Um, yeah. We’re camping.”
“You want me to sleep in a tent?”
“Well…where else would we sleep?”
“In a pop-up, maybe, like all the civilized campers we passed getting up here?”
Hayden stared at the elaborate campsite she spent hours erecting that morning and thought of the ring box she’d buried in her backpack. Definitely a mistake.
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