Written for Carrot Ranch 99 words, no more, no less Flash Fiction 4-25-22
“We’re burning daylight here.”
Huh? It was HER 55th birthday, Vanessa wanted to luxuriate, to enjoy a mimosa, another of his delicious peppermint oil backrubs, the brush of sea-green silk sheets. She yawned and stretched.
Jimmy tugged her extended arm.
“Don’t forget your camera.”
An hour later, they stepped out of the hotel’s taxi service and walked up the ramp into the largest hot air balloon Vanessa had ever seen. Up and away they floated silently above the roar of cheetah and lion cubs playing in the jungle.
“Happy birthday, darling,” Jimmy said as they clicked their orange mimosas.
Inspired by Robbie Cheadle’s adventure post.