Microfiction: Boredom

This is the photo prompt for this week’s Three Line Tales from Sonya.

Photo credit Fabio Rose


“Is this all there is? Just a load of sodding sand?” He stared in dismay at the dunes running like an arid sea to the horizon.


“What did you expect?” she asked wearily. “Polar bears? It’s a desert.”

“Yeah, well, I didn’t expect it to be so sorta monotonous. Giddyup,” he said to the camel, “let’s get this over with.”


But the camel snorted, sank to the ground and arranged itself back to the rising wind, as the first plumes of sand rose along the razor-edge crest of the dune, and the raging orange demon of the desert storm whipped the air into a whining, gritty hell.