I'm joining the Friday Fictioneers a day late. Hopefully, a few will still be reading the posts. As always, the photo prompt was provided by http://www.madisonwoods.com Give it a try!
BADGES ARE HARD TO EARN
Samantha hugged her knees wishing she had listened to her mother. She could still hear her mom’s voice, “Wear long pants and layers. It’ll be cold out there.”
Always the rebel, Samantha instead wore shorts and a light jacket to Girl Scout camp. Her teeth chattered from the cold, damp air. The ghost stories didn’t help.
The bonfire crackled and Samantha jumped. She eyed the skinny, barren tree limbs. She’d have to be the weight of a squirrel for those limbs to hold her. She was stuck. All night. In the woods. To earn a badge.
At least they could serve some of those famous cookies.
Ah, hah. I was a Girl Scout and became a camp couselor as well. I know this feeling all too well. Good post. Brought back memories.ReplyDelete
I was a Girl Scout, too, and went to camp one year. Glad this brought back memories, Ruth.Delete
Cute. I knew to many little girls that ignored their mothers good council. Later I did eventually tell her she was right.ReplyDelete
Ha! Same here, Jan. At some point we have to tell our moms that they were right!Delete
Don't tell anyone, I was late too...ReplyDelete
You captured the thoughts of a little girl for me... there were times I wished I'd listened to my mother too...
Ah, thanks, Ted. I wanted Samantha to be more bratty, staring at her hairy legs with disdain and mad at her mother who wouldn't let her shave them but those 100 words have to get cut somewhere!ReplyDelete
What's the link to yours?
Adorable...I love your sense of humor. Funny, My little neighbor delivered my Girl Scout (Samoa) Cookies this afternoon. Here's mine:ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lora. I enjoy adding humor. I'd like to try my hand at YA.Delete
Yours was great. Your best yet.
Wonderful. Moral of story? Always listen to your mother. And never doubt the power of Thin Mints!ReplyDelete
Ha! Good one, Shirley. That is the moral and I agree about the thin mints. Really enjoyed yours, too.Delete
Poor Samantha! Was that based on fact? :) When will we ever learn?ReplyDelete
I always had a hard time getting my daughter to wear a coat and I'm sure I was the same way. I did go to GS camp and let's just say I didn't love it.Delete
"Always the Rebel"..I can relate with Samantha there! ;)
Here's mine -
Same here, Parul! Thanks for stopping by. I'll read yours soon.Delete
Delightful story, Beth. My mother kept me at the piano for 4 years by telling me that I'd have to give up Girl Scouts if I gave up piano lessons. :-( Loved Girl Scouts waaaaay too much to give up--I would've walked a bed of hot coals rather than quit. Lots of memories stirred by your story--good job. BTW--I LOVED camp!ReplyDelete
Glad that stirred some good memories, Ginny. Funny about your mom making you choose between the two.Delete
Nice one, worth waiting for! :) Now she'll listen to her mother, I suspect.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Yes, much to Samantha's chagrin, she now knows mom was right!Delete
I'll read yours soon.
Its a wonderful story (with a moral too!) I love it! Looking forward to exchanging inspiration again next week. Happy Sunday!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Irene. If you stop by again, please leave a link to yours. Happy Sunday to you as well!Delete
I read yours last night and commented. Loved it, esp the surprise ending.Delete
I read your story earlier while making your postcard and enjoyed it then too :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Madison. Can't wait to get the postcard. What a cool idea!Delete