Friday Fictioneers – Vintage

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

FF - Vintage 200318



The whitewall tires of my Cadillac hiss against the asphalt, as I motor north beside the Pacific. The lazy rollers of the sapphire ocean glitter in the mid-afternoon sunlight.

I sigh, contentedly, as I gaze over the hood, an acre of high gloss pink polished to a mirror finish. I let the steering wheel run gently between my fingers, relishing the feel of the white leather.

Dick grins at me as I turn to him. “Happy, Penelope?” he asks.

I grin back, and open the throttle.

“Mmm, nice,” he says, “smooth as silk. Wonderful job you’ve made of the restoration.”

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38 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Vintage

    • Dear Tannille
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I’m afraid this vehicle is destined for a museum as part of American cultural heritage. And I would prefer ‘presence’ to ‘attitude’ 😉
      With very best wishes

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  1. Dear Penny,

    I could just see the sun glinting off the chrome and feel the wind in my hair. Love this piece. Here’s a favorite vintage car song of mine. The car’s not pink but the song is fun. 😉

    Hope it plays on your side of the pond.



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    • Dear Rochelle
      Thank you for reading and commenting so kindly. It’s amazing how there are cars and there are CARS, isn’t it? Until about 6 months ago I drove a Jaguar – pretty old but not vintage, dating from 2004. It was a lovely CAR. It put a smile on my face every time I drove it!

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    • Dear Keith
      Thank you for reading and commenting. If ever we’re in the same place going in the same direction, you’re welcome to a lift – it’s only a Ford Mondeo, though, I’m afraid!
      With very best wishes

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  2. Dear Linda
    Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. We’re gradually edging closer to a world in which a woman can be accepted as first class in mechanical work – and about time too! BTW, it’s not me in the story – I couldn’t restore a car! The names actually reference a couple of cartoon characters, and so ‘restoration’ has a double meaning…
    With very best wishes


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