Flash fiction prompt provided by http://www.writerlycorner.com/writerly-prompts/writerly-wednesday-6222016
Finally we all piled into the car. This was already turning into a traumatic event – so much for the family spending more quality time together! It was supposed to be a lovely day and, in a moment of madness, I’d suggested a daytrip to the seaside. Whilst the youngest two of our clan, aged 5 and 9, thought this was a great idea and bounded out of their beds, our 12 year old-going-on-teenager was less than impressed with the idea of spending a WHOLE day with his family. Undeterred a picnic was packed and the car loaded up. The shingle beach crunched under our feet as we found the perfect spot. The sea was calm and the sky was blue. I breathed a sigh of satisfaction as even zombie-teenager showed a glimpse of being human, taking off his shoes and running around, laughing and playing with his brother and sister.