Friday Fictioneers – Too Far

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!

PHOTO PROMPT (C) FLEUR LIND

Too far

“I’m setting off now, Jen. Be with you about ten.”

“I wish you’d stay there overnight, Mike.”

“It’s only three hundred miles, love”

“Yes, but you drove down this morning.”

“I’ll be okay.”

Half an hour later and I’m on the Expressway, cruise control set to seventy; no point in collecting a speeding ticket. The setting sun in my rear view mirror is dazzling.  

I yawn.

The traffic isn’t heavy and I go steadily.

Into the last fifty miles now, on a single carriageway. Soon be home with Jenny!

Headlights dazzle me. What the heck? That lorry’s on the wrong…

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Friday Fictioneers – Short Ride in a Fast Machine

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!

PHOTO PROMPT (C) BILL REYNOLDS

Short ride in a fast machine

There were rusty old vehicles abandoned all over Jake’s farm. He was a typical small farmer, easy-going as long as you didn’t try to tell him how to run his business.

His sons, Darren and Clive, ran wild across the farm.

“Here, look – this pick-up’s still got the keys in it,” said Clive, a speculative note in his voice.

Darren pushed past. “So it has,” he said, and climbed into the driver’s seat.

The rusty old pick-up drove surprisingly well – until it rammed a stone wall.

The boys had to pay for repairs; Jake was, after all, a typical farmer…

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