Landon knew the boat was magic the minute he saw it. The 10-year-old boy and his 4 1/2-year-old sister Dani were vacationing with their Dad and his latest girlfriend at a beach house in California.
“C’mon, Dani. Let’s have an adventure.” He took his sister’s hand and helped her follow him into the boat.
“What about, Landon?” She looked up at him quizzically.
He stood dramatically facing forward. “Our spaceship to Mars is taking off!”
Imagination abruptly became reality as the magical boat and its tiny passengers rocketed out of Earth’s atmosphere.
I had a little fun putting my grandchildren in this one, even though I had to age them about three years.
I allowed myself a maximum of 100 words, and this story came in at a mere 91.