Write about someone who books a bargain vacation, only to be told when they arrive that they need to share a hotel suite with a stranger.
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“Just Keep Swimming” by Scout Tahoe
Swim practice ends behind schedule nowadays, to the point of where the stars are young and frantically zigzag through the air. We also note the tiny dots could be satellites, orbiting at a snail’s pace. We never know. And to be honest, it doesn’t matter to me whether the kids leaning out their windows wish on a hot ball of galactic plasma or a hunk of metal and antenna. In fact, I couldn’t care less. My swim kids aren’t stupid like that and they wear nothing but Speedos and one-pieces. They all look the same in the end, shiver...
“Hal and Ollie” by Niveeidha Palani
Hal was curled up on the couch, clasping Ollie and hugging her tight. "Isn't it hot, Ollie?"Ollie pawed Hal's face and leaped off the ground, purring gently. Hal peered at the window. The sun was getting out. She was going to have to get out another popsicle then.Hal worked in those candy factories. She'd bring home a heap of candy packets, her apron dyed and stained bright pink and purple. Her face would be starched odd greens and familiar reds. That was how she lived.Over the stench ...
“Bitter Reality ” by Aman Fatima
Oliver. How do I explain who Oliver is? Well you see Oliver is a tall, handsome and mysterious guy. He is the perfect example of a stereo typical guy women fall for. And I would to, but I don’t want to because relationships are a whole lot of work which I run from. But I think the world is out to get me. This story starts with me, Rory, who after finding out her fiancé cheated on her decided to take a weeklong vac...
“Winter in Buffalo” by Paddy Josephs
He was relying on this trip to save their listless marriage. He knew the gray and disconsolate December landscape of Buffalo, New York was only going to make their uphill battle of marital rejuvenation far more difficult. He wasn't sure if this trip was going to be too little, too late. However, he did know that staying in New York, where the weather was beginning to flirt with subzero wind chills and the sun's appearance became more and more fleeting with each passing day, was leading to a certain death to a once vivacious relationship.<...
“vacation ” by Alonzriah'a Washington
I now it not mine ok So hear it is Ever wondered what the person at the front desk is really thinking when checking you into a hotel? I spoke with half a dozen current and former hotel front desk staffers who shared their pet peeves, offered insider advice, and revealed how (and how not) to get an upgrade. Below are nine important things to know. Hotels Have Stuff Most Guests Don’t Think ...
“Where the Waters Take You” by Jay DMer
Shoutout to Nainika for collabing with me:) Check her out: https://blog.reedsy.com/creativewritingprompts/author/nainika-gupta/***Ding ding.“Um, excuse me, sir? Ma’am? Hello? May I get anyone’s attention here? Ugh! This is terrible service!”I turn from the front desk and return back to where I started, the lobby. I take a seat and scroll through the procedures I was given for this vacation. After purchasing your Vacation Bargain Bundle Expr...
“Paradise Stolen” by Kim Kline
Staring out at Arenal Volcano from the picturesque resort she would call home for the next six days, Victoria knew she’d made the right decision. The idea of traveling alone to another country was intimidating at first, but after some encouragement from her family and friends back home in Philadelphia, she decided to embrace it. After all, it was either that or say goodbye to the thousands of dollars she and Michael had ...
“Room 704” by Trinity Womack
Content warning: violence, murder Julie walked into the hotel she would be staying at and could barely suppress her glee. She was going on vacation. Between her job with copious hours and the expensiveness of airplane tickets and other travel needs, she never was able to go on vacation. But today, she was. Two weeks ago, she had been looking through her mail and had found a vacation package deal including a hotel room for a bargain. She adjusted her bag and went through the revolving door to the front desk. “Hi, I re...
“The Red Killer” by Lana Trevor
The sun cast it glow on my patterned beige sundress making me look like a summer queen. I stared at myself in the mirror thinking about what I had signed up for. A bargain vacation. Phew. I was in desperate need of a break and the idea of a vacation was tempting. But being broke, I had to settle for a cheaper vacation with many conditions. One of which included me staying with a stranger.I contemplated all the things that could go wrong. Me ending up dead as a result of being paired with a serial killer or me ending...
“The Wedding Anniversary” by Howard Halsall
Our first encounter with Richard Bridger was in the lobby of the Grand Hotel Palazzo the day before the first Coronavirus quarantine was announced. The lilt of his booming voice reverberated around the reception area where a party of sixty guests were waiting to check into their rooms.“Darlings, you can’t leave me here,” he says to the young couple. “Not on a Sunday morning, Amalea?”“Please, Signor,” she says. “We’ll miss our connection…” Mister Bridger turns to her partner. “You too, Bernardo?”
“Finding Love in Unexpected Places” by Shannon Ruane
Finding Love in Unexpected Places.“This so-called 'bargain' vacation is too good to be true,” sighed a clearly disappointed Janet. She continued, “just because something online is said or shown to be true doesn't mean it always is true. Yes, the smooth golden sand with shells easily seen on the beach's surface is beautiful. Clear skies, clean ocean waves with happy children and their families together building sandcastles are a joy to see. The pa...
“Mana of the Ancestors” by David Brown
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Kali fumed, as she tried to connect her phone to the hotel’s guest Wi-Fi and pull up her reservation confirmation. Easter Island had unreliable cell service.“Miss Mana, we realize you have a reservation but there’s been a mistake. We're terribly sorry, but our hotel is overbooked, so the best we can offer is for you to share a suite with another guest. That guest has already been staying with us for three weeks, and he has graciously agreed to split the cost,” the desk clerk did his best to...
“"Hey, that's MY room!"” by Somegenius Kid
Ahhhh. Think of a paradise. Like Hawaii or to be more exact, Disneyworld. The happiest place on earth. Imagine you just booked a hotel suite for only $200 on Insta for Disneyworld! What a bargain you must think. Well if it's too good to be true, you shouldn’t buy it. That’s not what I did. I said, “What a bargain! I must buy it before it sells out!” DON’T ever be dumb like me. Well anyways, I bought it, I went t...
“Fateful Vacation ” by Maraika!!! 😎
Dinner at the Essington-Smith house was always a time of conversation, whether about how the world works, politics, or funny things that happened in their day. Today the topic was how people’s parents met. “Cassie’s parents met at a New Years eve party. It was love at first sight.” Sadie, the second oldest, said with a dreamy sigh. “Isn’t that so roma...
“ The Moon Is Smiling Just For Me” by Connie Fisher
I just arrived on this beautiful island, a dream realized of my Mother's planning and my living it. As not only her daughter, but caregiver as well, I was always the practical one, and Mom seemed to always be the dreamer. So she asked a promise of me that when she was gone, that I would do one thing, "Live A Dream!" Actually she never asked me what my dream was, she just sort of chose what her dream ...
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