Funny little turn

Image by Renee Heath

Written for Friday Fictioneers


“Where do we go for our annual trip?” Sakina asked excitedly.

“Casablanca,” chimed Afiya as usual.

“Fes,” argued Sakina as usual.

Zahra kept quite as usual. She went wherever her friends decided.

The girls were talking nineteen to dozen while Zahra drove quietly.

Afiya shouted, “We missed the turn to Casablanca, Z.”

Zahra smiled.

“Good, now we can go to Fes instead,” teased Sakina.

After a few hours, “Zahra, we missed Fes too. Where are we going?”

In the evening, the girls, sprawled on the desert sand, were marvelling at the sky full of stars.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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59 Responses to Funny little turn

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    So long as they can find their way back, a nice adventure!

  2. neilmacdon says:

    In the end everywhere is connected to everywhere else

  3. Varad says:

    Sometimes, those “destinations” are not all that we make them out to be. A holiday is defined by experiences, not places.

  4. Kalpana Solsi says:

    And. the girls will have an experience of their lifetime.

  5. Shilpa Nairy says:

    Typical girls gang 🙂

  6. Violet Lentz says:

    This just may be the best spot ever.. Very nice write!

  7. trentpmcd says:

    I am sure they will all be happier for Zahra’s “wrong” turn. Nice write.

  8. Liz Young says:

    Zahra got her own way by keeping quiet – nice one!

  9. Jelli says:

    Some detours are worth it! Loved this one!

  10. Dear Anshu,

    In the end they probably had a better time than anticipated. Nicely done.



  11. pennygadd51 says:

    Lovely double happy ending, with Zahra at last asserting herself, and a trip to an unexpected and most beautiful place. I enjoyed your story!

  12. Zahra is a smart one. She didn’t need to argue with her friends, just offered to drive and it seems her friends enjoyed the end result. Nicely done!

  13. granonine says:

    Zahra turns out to be the strongest, after all 🙂 Lovely story.

  14. Dale says:

    Way to go Zahra!!

  15. Clever Zahra! Great take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  16. Oh what a great place to end up… probably the stars will beat the citylights

  17. Priya says:

    Hope they have a vacation of their lifetime. Is Zahra hiding a secret?

  18. Abhijit Ray says:

    Someone took charge finally. Instead of arguing about Casablanca or Fes, they are now enjoying desert under skilful of stars.

  19. Kislaya says:

    This time Zahra was determined to take the girls to a place she wanted to…and she did it so quietly without a fuss!

  20. Looks like keeping quiet works well for Zahra. Good story, its effectiveness is in its simplicity.

  21. As much as I love both Casablanca and Fes, I reckon they’ll have a far more relaxing time in the desert!

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

  22. Bernadette Braganza says:

    Ah… Well done Zahra!

  23. Staring up at the stars – magical. I’m sure they had a good time. Nicely done 👍
    Isadora 😎

  24. Susie Clevenger says:

    Best destination!

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