Lengai Summit Credit: Danny Bowman

Lengai Summit
Credit: Danny Bowman

“I know viewing vacation photos can become torture for other people so please tell us when you’ve had enough,” said Kim.

“No problem Kim.  We’ll let you know if it gets too much,” said her brother James.

Two teen boys snickered.  A glare from James told Tom and Mike that they would not be excused from watching.

The first slide came on the screen and Kim’s husband Paul spoke, “this is the Lengai Summit in Tanzania.”

“Uncle Paul too bad about the red shirts but at least Scotty was able to beam you and the Captain up,” laughed Mike.

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Submitted for Friday Fictioneers.  This is a fun writing prompt challenge.  Rochelle supplies a photograph to guide your writing and the word limit is 100.  Give it a try.

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32 responses

  1. HaHa!!! Good story and funny! (I get it) 🙂

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  2. This prompt is really bringing out the sci-fi stories this week. 🙂 Wouldn’t it be great to be able to beam up or over??

    janet

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  3. Dear Maryann,

    Love the Star Trek reference.

    Live long and prosper,

    Rochelle

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  4. Hala J. says:

    Hahahahaha, nice one!! Teenagers man.

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  5. Sandra says:

    I think they’re in trouble here… Nice one.

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  6. Sorchia D says:

    Trekkies Unite!! A day without a Star Trek allusion is like a day without . . . well, like almost any other day but not as much fun. Thanks and happy trekking.

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  7. Funny story and well done. Ah yes, Star Trek. Many fans out there, including me.

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  8. atrm61 says:

    The “beam me up Scotty” was always my fav part-a fun read:-)

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  9. Liz Young says:

    so now we know you are a Trekkie!

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  10. Ha.. yes indeed.. I can see StarTrek planetary…

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  11. JudahFirst says:

    Typical little boy chatter! Love it!

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  12. Jim Kane says:

    Oh I love it! I am the member in this family who bores people with vacation pics.
    Regards
    Jim

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  13. Nice one. It takes more than a glare to hush a teenage boy 🙂

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  14. storydivamg says:

    What a heart-warming story. I know my sister and I caught similar “looks” from our parents when we had to endure family slide-viewing sessions. I truly enjoyed looking at the pictures, but my sis and I always got cracked up over some thing or other.

    Cheers!
    MG

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  15. You did a great job of capturing family life here!

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  16. Sun says:

    love the family scenario you set up here. it was easy to see the faces of the two brothers…bet they rolled their eyes up and let out a few exasperated sighs.

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