Muse on Monday – April 10, 2023

Today is the last day of a 5-day weekend we got at work for Easter. The nice thing about vacations is that they are a change from the normal routine. This is why a lot of stories take place when people are on vacation since they are in new places and having new experiences.

However, if you going to write a story about a vacation, there needs to be conflict, so probably something is going to go wrong. It doesnโ€™t have to be earth-shaking, although the higher the stakes, the higher the tension in the story.

Story Prompt: April 10, 2023

Write a story about a vacation or holiday where something goes wrong.

Vacation doesn’t mean a tropical location or somewhere with a lot of tourists (although it could). Maybe the character tells everyone they are going away but then secretly stays home. There are a lot of possibilities.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well. I’ll try to write a story myself about this prompt and post it in the next while.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. I at once started to hear the theme from Jaws.

    I remember a vacation where, the weather got so bad that I ended up spending the 5 days at the airport motel. I was young and had a great time with my honey bun of the moment, not realizing or maybe realizing, not getting on the plane to go to Alcapulco, that I spelled wrong, wasn’t the worst way to spend your vacation ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love how you use your actual life in your Muses. Waste not, want not. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I remember camping once with my family in a terrible thunderstorm with rain pouring down on the tent and the air filled with thunderclaps. That wasn’t something that went wrong, I guess, just a close call. We did have to pack up in the rain sometimes though, which is never fun.

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      1. Weathering the unexpected, no pun intended, well, maybe just a little. ๐Ÿ™‚


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