Lunch beachside at The Poseidon Restaurant in Del Mar

I put this question to the group of co-workers sharing lunch in the cafeteria.

Quick! Best getaway for someone who lives in the desert? It has to involve green plants in abundance and lots of water.

The coast of France came up, Florida was suggested, one person thought Oregon was a good idea. Nearby mountain lakes made the list. It all sounded wonderful. And expensive. So I spent my weekend in a lawn chair fishing under some cottonwoods near the river.

Great getaway!

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “Getaway” or on some topic suggested by the photo.

Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “Getaway”

  1. “Getaway from me,” she screamed, waving her arms.
    The monkey chattered and leapt back into the palm.
    Monica stomped into her room. All she wanted was a simple holiday and it wasn’t her fault that the cheapest one took her to a topical seaside.

  2. Remember the 1972 film “The Getaway” starring Ali McGraw and Steve McQueen? He was one of my favorite actors who, definitely, epitomized the meaning of the word “cool.”

  3. Her getaway was an all-night cafe on the rougher side of town. She sat in a discreet corner with her back to the wall. She’d come to know the regulars a bit so felt safe enough. Besides that she carried a concealed Cold M1911 .45 caliber pistol in a slide pocket in the handbag on her lap. It’s name was Audie Murphy and he gave her great comfort.

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