Tara Rocks

thank goodness for moonlight

Friday Fictioneer

Wrapped like a mummy, nothing visible but a nose. Rustling sounds outside keep us awake.Β  We know it is nothing dangerous, a chipmunk or squirrel, but the sounds are foreign, just enough to keep us alert. Time passes, a few whispers, a few giggles, a shush from the next tent over.Β  The cold seeps in the tent flap, we scoot together to stay warm. Oh no! The cold… We have had too much soda as we reveled in the freedom of the first long summer camping trip of the year.Β  Thank goodness the moon lights our way into the trees.

http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/moon-and-sky/Β to see more photo prompt fiction!

0 comments for “thank goodness for moonlight

  1. May 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

    And now you have to crawl out of that warm sleeping bag to answer nature’s call! Nice one.

  2. May 11, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Beautiful and cosy take on the prompt. You have a lavely moon over there. Mine is here: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/fridayfictioneers-tanoas-baby/

  3. May 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I love camping and I know that urge all too well. You’ve conveyed your message quite nicely.

    My attempt: http://authorbrandonscott.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/death-cart/

    • May 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Thank you

  4. May 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

    You can’t beat camping out under the moonlight. Unless of course it’s being safe and warm in your own bed with the bathroom a couple of steps away. Nice one, took me back.


  5. May 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Reminds me of my first sleep in the woods! Nice job.

  6. May 11, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Very nice, Tara. Much lighter than most I’ve read or what I wrote…

  7. May 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Happy memories, but I seem to recall “Hey, Mom, I need you to go out with me….”
    Newedless to say, I loved it! http://oldentimes.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/its-here-the-weekend-is-nigh-fridayfictioneers-on-buffalo-river/

  8. May 11, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I have a image of two giggling sisters in mind with this story. Excellent written capture of the joys of camping

    • May 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

      that is exactly right, me and my big sister giggled many a night away in a little tent on the beach or the river. we also fought all night in a little tent many nights as well πŸ™‚

      • May 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        lol my brother and I had similar experiences. πŸ™‚

  9. May 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful … the moon had a massive impact on my life since I was a child. Somebody has said that … I sleep in moonlight and kisses – isn’t that wonderful. My post regrading the moon – if you’re interested – http://wp.me/p293Pw-VZ, have a wonderful weekend.

  10. May 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Oh the memories πŸ™‚ Very nice job.


  11. May 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I’ve had many camping trips like that! Especially the, “damn it’s cold and I have to potty” issue!!! LOL Nice take on the prompt! If you’re interested: http://theforgottenwife.com/2012/05/11/friday-fictioneers/

    • May 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Thank you, that balance between trying to stay in the warm sleeping bag and knowing when you just couldn’t wait any longer was a fine fine line πŸ™‚

  12. May 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Lol! I was in Girl Scouts this made me think of that. Mine is very short this week http://createrealitylivelife.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/friday-flash-fiction-2/

  13. joannalazuliportals
    May 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I liked this – the need to leave that warm cosy space for the chill trudge through the outdoors is so easy to recall! Fantastic photo of the moon, too. πŸ™‚

    Ours is at http://www.lazuli-portals.com/flash-fiction/moon-and-sky

  14. May 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Dear Tara,

    A happy slice of life described through the eyes of a young girl on her first camping trip. Lovely and heartwarming.




  15. May 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Ah, camping… Do. Not. Miss. It. πŸ™‚ The narrative was spot on, too!


  16. May 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    *Giggling* Wonderful! Brought back lots of great camping memories of skunks, raccoons, bugs, etc. Oh, yes,–and treks to the latrine/woods.

    Mine: http://www.vlgregory-circa1800.vpweb.com/blog.html

  17. May 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    A nice description of the joy of cramping out in the willds. Nice nostaligic story!
    Here’s my story: http://bridgesareforburning.wordpress.com/

  18. May 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    very nice! well written…here’s mine:

  19. rochellewisoff
    May 12, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Really fun piece. I loved camping with the Girl Scouts as a child.And I remember giggling with my best friend under the covers with a flashlight.

  20. rochellewisoff
    May 12, 2012 at 1:38 am

    How fun was this?! It brought back memories of camping out, reading comics with a flashlight and eating jawbreakers at midnight. Thanks Tara!

  21. May 12, 2012 at 8:03 am

    As I read, I’m thinking, they’ve too much soda and i’ve too much coffee, already. Luckily the sun is up.

    Here’s mine: http://thebradleychronicles.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/flash-fiction-friday-3/