Written and published in June, 2019, this short story is an early attempt with humorous, flash fiction.
Pete has been planning a well-deserved, solitary fishing trip for months. His actual plans have remained a secret—especially from his nauseating cousin, Wilbur.
Wilbur always meddles in Pete’s affairs. So much so, he even frightened away the love of Pete’s life.
Pete is ready to make his “secret” trip for some rest and relaxation. He anticipates fantastic weather, superb fishing, and time all to himself. Paradise awaits!
As Pete enters the lobby of the sleepy, little motel in a tiny, isolated town, he agonizingly hears, “Good Buddy! How ya doin’ cousin Pete?”
Vacation paradise . . . Never!