A Break From the Modern World

“That’s quite a snazzy pattern you have on that shirt,” Ed said. “Let me guess. It’s an African or Asian design, right?”

“Actually, it’s a Native American design,” Alan said. “I got it on a camping trip my family took to Nevada last year.”

“Oh, right,” Ed said. “I remember now that you and your family are rabid campers.”

“I wouldn’t call us ‘rabid’ campers,” Alan responded. “We just enjoy being in nature. There nothing like the smell of the dew on the grasses in the morning, frying fish you caught yourself in the lake or river over an open campfire, looking up at the millions of brightly shining stars in the Milky Way, and being able to schmooze with other campers who love it as much as we do.”

“But don’t you miss all of the conveniences and luxuries of the modern world?” Ed asked.

“Actually,” Alan said, “if I could, I would love to isolate myself and my family from what you call ‘the modern world.’ It has become a dangerous, corrupt place and with the way things are going, even the idyllic nature we experience when camping will soon disappear.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (snazzy), My Vivid Blog (pattern), The Daily Spur (guess), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rabid), Your Daily Word Prompt (dew), E.M.’s Random Word Challenge (schmooze), and Word of the Day Challenge (isolate).

8 thoughts on “A Break From the Modern World

  1. Nope, Not Pam May 17, 2022 / 3:47 am

    Great piece Fandango, but you forgot to mention how cold it gets camping 🏕

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