The Fugitives

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

“So, did you find out who those fugitives that I found were ?”

“Yep.  A couple of city kids.  Planned the crime of the century.”

“Didn’t quite work, huh?”

“Nope.  They were prepared, though.  Had a getaway car, tent and supplies.  They’d lie low for a while.”

“My back lot is lying low?”

“To them anything outside of Hoboken is the country.”


“Knocked over a convenience store and took less than they paid for the tent!”

“At least they got some fresh air.”

“They begged us to arrest them.”

“That’s what you get for sleeping in a poison ivy patch.”

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Word count = 100

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34 thoughts on “The Fugitives

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Maybe they’ll find a lenient judge who’ll feel that way. To a small degree the story was based on seeing a young couple camping and thinking the were fugitives who wanted to be caught. They were pretty pathetic in every meaning of the word.


  1. Rowena

    Hi Trent,
    I enjoyed this. I haven’t started reading through the entries this week yet to see how others responded. However, I agree with you about those campers looking inexperienced and real campers don’t have electricity. I also thought that tent was asking for trouble. You applied an American slant and how could I pass up such a golden opportunity to add some scary Australian wildlife?!!
    Hope you have a great week!
    xx Ro

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, I remember the big spider instead of murder ;) Inexperienced campers might run into some inconveniences or real dangers. I posted a story on Thursday that was the real life inspiration to this. The kids trying to hide out were scared by “tiny bears” (raccoons?). Not as scary as drop bears, but their imagination was just as good as if they thought they were drop bears!

      have a great week!


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