Best Date Ever: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Jan Wayne Fields

Photo copyright Jan Wayne Fields

Best Date Ever

Tonight Alex was taking Elaine somewhere new for dinner. An out-of-the-way place, not yet overcrowded. It didn’t look like much, he admitted when they arrived, but it was too late to change plans.

They waited. For a long time, nothing happened. Just when he decided it might have been a mistake to come here, a human arrived, entering the campsite. Alex breathed a sigh of relief: Just as advertised.

The two pumas, Alex and Elaine, twitched their tails and tensed their muscles, preparing to pounce on the camper. Elaine crept forward, intent on her prey. Best date ever, Alex thought.

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