Stories tagged “camping”

  • It'll Only Take A Second

    “Check it out, an old shack,” J.T. said. “We don’t have time to check some creepy shack out, J.T.,” Kristen said. “We have a two hour hike back to camp and maybe an hour and a half of sunlight.” “Oh, come...

  • Out Himself

    He went camping in the woods for six, seven days at a time. The trees were steep and rough and they made him very nervous, but he didn’t bring a tent – he was never much good at setting things up. Sometimes it would start raining and he wou...

    • Author: SlangSkald
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Picking Up A Few Things (shopping list challenge)

    I pushed the cart up and down the aisles. No one bothered me as I picked up garlic cloves for my famous garlic bread. I was going camping and stopped in the outdoor section and grabbed a spade, package of wooden tent stakes, some long rope, and oil lan...

  • Today's The Day...

    There comes a time in everyone’s life where you have to retrace your steps and work out exactly how things went so horribly, terribly, irreparably wrong. Dylan knew exactly where this had occurred. It had started with the words, “Let’...

  • Perfect Night for Cocoa

    We had trekked around to the other side of a huge lake. Our gear was on our backs and our SUV was locked and parked far away. “Are you sure this side of the lake is the best?” I panted to my boyfriend of two years, who is an avid outdoorsma...

  • The Test Of Trees

    Drove far past where the roads turned to gravel, then dirt. Parked by a tall tree with bright leaves, flanked by a twisted spruce with dead red needles. Put one mountain peak at my back, a beckoning finger raised, and mark another in the distance. A sh...

  • The Night Walker

    Halfway in between sleep and dream, I lay on hard ground made only slightly softer by a layer of pine needles. A gust of wind ruffles the tent. A seeping of cold air wafts into the sleeping bag, sending shivers along my spine. I stir, then settle back ...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • God Made This

    I was almost 9 years old when my family took me and my brother camping in Northern Ontario. I didn’t know it at the time, but the trip was a complete disaster with broken teeth, melted shoes, and rain. I didn’t care, I was having fun being ...

  • Sharing Warmth

    We share the blanket, on this cold night, pulling it over our heads to cocoon us off from the rest of the world. Your hand grazes mine and although we can hear the giggles of the others around the fire it’s as if there is only you, next to me. My...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Thunder

    At 12,000 feet, thunderstorms are different. For you at home, watching the jagged silhouettes of the mountains and listening to the dull rumbles in the air, thunderstorms are an amusement. You sit in a chair, sip on hot cocoa or tea and count the secon...

    • Author: Ringmaster
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Kindling

    The idea sprang from nothing, naked and half-developed, a spark of invention coursing through the man’s synapses at the speed of light. Every neuron it touched ignited those around it as the idea swept through. In a fraction of a moment every cor...

  • Twenty-twelve;part one.

    “I wish the whole twenty-twelve, end-of-the-world thing would happen already. I can’t wait ’til December.” Charlie said, putting more wood in the campfire. He leaned back as sparks jumped up at him. “What? Why would you ev...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Twenty-twelve;part two.

    He looked up at the stars, apparently in deep thought. Then he smiled and put his arm around me. “For a girl, you’re pretty alright.” I tried to fight back my smile, “Oh, wow, thanks. For a jerk,” I faked punched him,&quo...

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • That Bitter Taste

    We were only Cubs, but on the cusps of graduation we’d been given the privilege of joining the Boy Scouts for a weekend excursion. Though only a few years apart, we were dwarfed by these boys. I’d come for this three day trip with a bag as ...

  • No Purple in Camp - Chapter 1: The Sting

    “Come on, Spence!” yelled Nate, as he ran into the grassy field. “O-Ok. I-I’m c-coming,” replied Spencer, uncertainly. He ran out of the motor home after his (slightly) older twin brother. “Come on slow-poke! I got t...

    • Author: Joshua Leon
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • No Purple In Camp: Chapter 1 - The Sting (Continued)

    “Spencer!” yelled Nate, as he ran over to his brother. He looked down at Spencer sprawled on the ground, and quickly knelt down next to him. “Spencer! Are you okay?! Answer me!” he pleaded to his twin. All he got in response was a slow and labo...

    • Author: Joshua Leon
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Explosives, Darkness, and an Uneasy Sleep

    The glow sticks were fading to nothing. Embers smoldered but gave off little in terms of light or heat. Overhead a roll of clouds robbed the night of its gay decorations. Situated as best he could between two boulders on the least offensive of the grav...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Perfect time to Panic.

    The fire crackled and popped as I poked it with the stick I had found beside me. I was left in my own company while Dan wandered over the hill to find a suitable tree to relieve himself. I grew curious as minutes passed. I mean, how long could it possi...

  • Packing up.

    Last night was amazing. The crackling fire and the shine of the stars painted such a beautiful picture across the night sky, and the way the moonlight glistened over the shimmering lake was magical, but what really made this whole trek worth it, was sp...

  • Car Troubles.

    Dan looked over with a smile. “Ready Babe?” He questioned as he turned the key in the ignition. “Ye..” I paused, hearing the starter make that horrible click. “I’ll try again.” Dan said as he attempted once mor...

  • Intentions.

    “Kelly, what are you doing?” “I’m going back.” Kelly replied. “But.. Why?” I added. “Why not?” Said Kelly. “It’s so peaceful out here, Dan. Now I know why you come here so much.” &...

  • No Purple In Camp: Chapter 1 - The Sting (Continued - Pt 2)

    Nathan sat silently amidst the chaos. No. No, this was not supposed to happen. They…they were just going out to play frisbee! How was Nate supposed to know that the one time that Spencer didn’t put on his spray, that he would get stung?! On...

    • Author: Joshua Leon
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5