I wrote this story a couple of years ago and thought it was time to share it again.
I hope you enjoy it.
This story was inspired by the following word prompts:
Word of the Day: Insipid
Your daily word: Accommodation
The Haunted Wordsmith’s Three Things Challenge:
Today’s things are: caterpillar, silent, hotel
Sun, Sea and a Cup of Tea
It was a lovely hotel and for once it looked exactly like it had in the brochure. The online reviews ranged, like they normally did, from describing it as paradise on earth to an outpost of hell. Ignoring the two extremes most people had posted that they’d had a positive experience, so she booked. For the money, it was reasonable accommodation.
One of the unexpected things that really pleased her was how silent it was. They had chosen to come out of season. It was the middle of September and so the schools were back, thank heavens. She couldn’t think of anything worse than going on holiday and being surrounded by packs of screaming kids. It reminded her painfully of the fact that she couldn’t have any and also made her feel slightly glad of it.