Write about a trip to see a natural sight that’s usually only ever seen in photos.
Posted in Adventure on Oct 26, 2022
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“The Coast Road” by Cecilia L. Maddison
We’ll be in the car for a good while, love, so say now if you need the dunny.It’s a lovely spot, Warning Point. Pretty views out over the ocean, but quite a drive along the coast road to get there. If we’re lucky we’ll see the whales migrating past, just like your travel book says. I reckon what they charged you for that book is daylight robbery, but people do like their little souvenirs. You won’t see the whales up close like in those pictures though. Those have been taken from a boat, but they don’t tell you that, do t...
“The Search for the Garden of Eden” by Sharon Hancock
Warning: violence, gore, sexual innuendos, also some religious satire. Forced to spend every summer at Bible Camp Leviticus, four teenage boys formed a secret group on account of a common curiosity: the female anatomy. Knowing the camp’s doctrine focused entirely on obliterating sexual desire from the loins of the attendees, the boys planned ahead and came prepared with their own countermeasures. Each member of the group, Malachi, Lazarus, Ezekiel, and Solomon, raided his father’s “secret” nudie magazine collection...
“Scout's Honor” by Jon Casper
The Suitsmith pulls the drawstrings tight around the face opening of Taepar Drappo’s coveralls, completing its airtight seal over his body. Taepar’s pulse quickens, and he sucks in a breath, as the silicone respirator housing lowers over his face. The clear plastic face-shield refracts the flickering light from the exposed bulb in the dressing atrium, casting an axis of illusory rainbows around the room. His shallow breath echoes in his ears and fogs the interior of the mask, as the Suitsmith tugs the straps tight around his head.<...
“Steveguns Beat Rayguns” by Graham Kinross
“Rayguns, have you heard of those?” The teacher asked, looking around at the blank faces. “Rayguns are what old people called laser weapons, mostly because an American president called Ronald Raegan wanted to have loads of them in space. Sadly, that never happened and we got a bunch of half-baked star wars films instead.” “Rogue one was really good sir,” said a pimply boy who raised his hand after talking. &n...
“I Love it When We Bloom Together” by JJ Robinson
"I don't know what winter is all about, exactly, but I have seen snow. I'll never forget that day in April when you began to bloom next to me in Adelaide's garden. I had fully bloomed, standing tall and firm, but naturally turning my bright yellow flower downwards so I could see you come up. And there you were, not yet fully blossomed but I could see the raspberry pink color of your flower just starting to make its way t...
“The Great Crater” by Sonia Michelsberg
“Mom, I’m ready to go, come down now!” – shouted Ezra, packing her brand-new GP100S gamma filter goggles into her daypack. It was her 60th birthday in Gunail years or 10th in Earth time. The goggles were a present from her father – a serving admiral of the Gunailian space observers, currently on a mission patrolling the GF7643 galaxy. Ezra dreamt about these goggles since sh...
“Friendship” by Madelaine Roberts
Marcy collapsed. Eternal spinning, her limbs became liquid, nothing making sense, she flailed aimlessly in mind and body and then a chemical numbness took over.As she woke up it was, briefly, in the warm cocoon of normality – the whimsies of her small-town rural life cushioned her … cooking, cleaning, protecting her son Luke and tiptoeing around her husband Mike. Then, reality hit.
“A Hike to Remember” by Miriam Wilson
It was our first vacation together since we had gotten together. We'd known each other for years but I only had the courage to ask her out three years ago. We met when I was at work. I was working at a local café. My skirt had coffee stains and my long hair was in a messy ponytail as I reached the end of my shift. I accidently blurted out that I liked her anime bag and she burst out laughing. That's how our friendship s...
“Adam's Paradox ” by Hussein Abulamzi
`The midday sun loomed over the ancient Roman city of Jerash. Other boys and girls on the trip marched in crowds, their class dean, Salma, trotting behind them, but Adam hung back. The sun scarred the acne beneath his pubescent mustache. A history teacher from an American university walking them through the ancient city and explaining its engineering wonders to these boarding school kids did no...
“Arisu & Syria: Death Valley” by Indhu Viswa
“WE’RE HERE!!!” Syria cheered. Arisu covered her ears, and tried to keep her body from melting in the heat. Syria was not helping. She leaped out of the car and did a horrible dance on the sidewalk. Arisu was too hot to laugh at her older sister. She carefully got out of the car, gingerly stepping on the scorching asphalt. She winced. Syria stopped. “What’s the matter, Mermaid? Is the desert too hot for you?” she sneered...
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