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ICE

 ICE

‘Let’s go camping,’ he said.

‘In winter?’

‘Warm sleeping bags, a fire under the stars, it’ll be romantic.’

So we went, and it was romantic, with our sleeping bags zipped together.

I woke to the sound of a growl and shook him awake. ‘Bears!’

He peered through the flap. ‘Can’t see anything.’

‘There it is again!’

We rushed outside, shouting and waving the torch to scare them away, then a massive head broke through the ice.

As its huge mouth closed around his body I ran for the car.

True as I’m stood here.

Shame the cops didn’t believe me.

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My Canadian daughter-in-law tells stories of camping ON the ice in her youth - not something I'd feel comfortable doing, but then we don't get ice thick enough in England. 

My daughter and friends are taking their children camping next week, which is probably what prompted this week's story, though I doubt there will be ice monsters in Dorset. I hope some of you at least are managing to take a holiday somewhere, even if it's only a tent in a field. I'm a bit past sleeping anywhere but in a bed!

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting FF and to Jennifer Pendergast for this week's photo.


28 comments:

  1. She'll be fine when they find the body. Eventually

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    1. Ain't gonna be anything left. She's doomed.

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  2. That was a great and terrifying surprise. "As the mouth closed around his body" gave me a chill.

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    1. Sorry, Jade, hope you don't have bad dreams!

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  3. Haha! Good ending!

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  4. That would be a hard story to sell. Well done.

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  5. That's cops for you... no imagination.

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    1. Thanks Mason. Got my murderous head on this week!

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  7. Maybe she should have said he fell through the ice and ripped himself to shreds on the way down...

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  8. I went wild camping in West Sussex a couple of weeks ago and the nearest thing I saw to a monster was a very nosy fox! I'm taking my tent to Dorset later this month, please let me know if your daughter sees anything bear-like!

    Here's mine!

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    1. They've booked into a campsite where there are only basic amenities. Somewhere near Bridport. I will warn you if necessary!

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  9. Dear Liz,

    Truly believable story. Right?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  10. I'll believe her, dozens wouldn't! Ice definitely thick enough to camp out out here - people drive trucks and snowmobiles across the lakes. I'm not sure it would be the most comfortable option though.

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    1. Logic tells me you are right, but I'd never feel secure knowing there was water under my sleeping bag!

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  11. That was great, had me laugh out loud. I'm not too fond of winter camping, even in a camper.

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  12. So much for hibernation. Camping on ice doesn't sound like fun. Brrr.

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  13. GREAT story, Liz, only it's too bad she ends up, it seems, in jail. Well, at least she's safe from the ice monster. Right?

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