Friday Fictioneers: Call Of The Wild

I meant to get my entry in right away this week, but two weeks past due, my daughter finally delivered a gorgeous, 7lb 6oz baby boy. Our hearts are full. I’m always thankful to Rochelle for her commitment to Friday Fictioneers, and grateful to the wonderful writing crowd who welcomed me back so kindly last week. As always, I welcome honest, constructive feedback. Please leave a comment.




Call Of The Wild

“Ruthie, where are you going? It’s dark out there.”

“I’ve got to go to the bathroom; I’ll be right back.”

“Again? You just went a half hour ago.” Jeff set his book down. “At least take a head lamp, there are critters out there.”

Unzipping the tent, Ruth grabbed the toilet paper and a flashlight.

“I swear, tomorrow I’m not drinking anything after six. I hate going out at night.”

“A hot drink definitely warms you when you’re camping, but then you gotta teapee!” Jeff guffawed as Ruth hid behind a sagebrush, sighing with relief.

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Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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31 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: Call Of The Wild

  1. Dale says:

    That brought a chuckle. Fun stuff Dawn.
    And congrats on the new addition!! Mazel Tov!

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  2. LOL, Been there. Done that (and too old for that now, IMO … ;)).
    Congratulations to you and your daughter and the little dude! How lovely! I wish you many snuggling and nuzzling and sighing-with-content hours that have nothing to do with needing to pee and everything to do with a little bundle of joy! Yay!

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  3. granonine says:

    Congrats on your sweet new baby. There’s nothing better than being a grandmom 🙂

    This story made me laugh. SO true to life!

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    loved “then you gotta teapee”

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  5. Dear Savta,

    A blessing on your head, mazel tov! Mazel tov!
    As for your story. I can relate so well…been there, done that. Made me chuckle.




  6. StuHN says:

    Thank you for the laugh. Congrats on the birth; wishes for a healthy and happy wee one.


  7. James McEwan says:

    I know the feeling, and it is usually pouring down with rain. You tell it how it really is.

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  8. Ha ha – now this really resonated as it reminded me of the last (and final!) time I camped.

    p.s. congrats on the new grandson

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • Thanks Susan! I think anyone who’s camped knows this experience; it’s entirely unavoidable! 😉 I haven’t been since I blew out my knee on a 3 day backpacking trip… getting out of the woods was one of the hardest, most painful things ever! Last camping trip… so far. I would love to take my grandsons one day. 🙂


  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Tea-pee – wonderful! And congratulation on your good news 🙂

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  10. gahlearner says:

    Hehe, everyone who ever went camping has been there, I guess. And congratulations to you and your family.


  11. Funny but I would be in the same position. I swear my bladder is the size of a pea. Ha Ha Ha … I think I added a joke. I’ve never camped in a tent but remember my girls camp out in our backyard. There were many, many bathroom runs.
    Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 on your grandsons birth. May you all enjoy the blessings of many years of joy and happiness.
    Isadora 😎

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  12. Ha… this happens all the time… the more uncomfortable the bigger the need… (one of those laws of Murphy I think)

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  13. Susie Clevenger says:

    🙂 I am sure I would be in and out of that tee pee to pee, but he would be standing guard.

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  14. Lol! That’s a good one!! 😁

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