Driving Holiday

“Daddy, I want to go there!”

Teddy pulled into the parking lot while Christine jumped eagerly up and down in the back seat. He liked the 50s vibe of the diner and hustled his eager family through the entrance to a corner booth.

“Let’s get milkshakes!”

“And fries, lots of them!”

Teddy smiled at his wife. Spending time together on their driving holiday had reconnected them all – especially as their mobile devices had been left at home. The stop was a perfect addition to their old-fashioned vacation.

The family noisily dived into their meal, their enthusiasm unhampered by selfies.

ยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(This post was inspired byย Friday Fictioneersย hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)


37 thoughts on “Driving Holiday

  1. Think of it–no selfies, no pics of food about to be eaten, no duck lips. I can imagine the youngsters wondering what on earth they would do without their devices, but really, it’s never too late to learn to talk ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Good for you! We’ve all seen the pics of people sitting at the same restaurant booth, all absorbed in their phones instead of conversing with each other ๐Ÿ™‚


          1. We did, too. But as the kids got older, involved in sports, drama, music, and jobs–it became more difficult to make that happen. We did it, though, whenever we could, and they all looked forward to that.


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