Jack knew his roll to be the boring voice of reason. Looking at what he had written, still he hesitated. This might be what she wanted.
There was the other option. Go hard, go fast. He picked up the map and marked a cross. This was where the track moved inland. If they pushed it they would get there with a day to spare. That last day would make the difference. It would give them time to talk, to go over the why and wherefores. They had so many decisions to rake through this time.
On the other hand, to relax, to be idle, to give her a chance if needed. They could go hiking at a later date. Hiking was what usually took up their week-end.
Reason won “And bring no book for this one day. We’ll give to idleness.” His email said.
Benita H. Kape (c) 18.1.2022
Today for https://dversepoets.com/2022/01/17/prosery-bring-no-book/ Ingrid has given us a couple of lines from poem by Wordsworth to incorporate into our “prosery” writing. No poetry allowed for this. 144 words only (not including title). Can be Flash Fiction, Creative non-fiction.