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Friday, December 6, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Highway

Welcome to Friday and this week's edition of Five Sentence Fiction. This week's prompt is highway. If you'd like to learn more about Five Sentence Fiction, or give it a try yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Enjoy!

She realized a little too late that she never should have gotten off the highway. The little side road had seemed charming at first, but the road had become rougher and rougher, and when she finally decided to just turn back, there was nothing to turn back to. The road behind her had simply disappeared, leaving a dead end in its place.
The road was now too rough to continue on in her car, so she took her purse and set off on foot, looking back only once at her beat up old chevy, unsure of whether she'd ever see it again.
In truth, she would, but it's hard to recognize a car that's been sitting by the side of the road for 100 years.

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  1. When I was a kid, we had a blue 58 Chevy. Unfortunately, it got wrecked when a teenager rear-ended it at a traffic light and then it got t-boned by another car when it was pushed into the intersection. Fortunately my father was uninjured.

  2. I was on a road a lot like this in Nova Scotia once about 20 years ago. Fortunately, it didn't disappear behind me! But where is she going? And will she end up there?

    We need more, please!

  3. We once drove to New Hampshire to see a friend of my OH. We started on the Interstate and worked our way down to a state highway to a state road to a county road and wound up on an actual dirt road to reach our destination. I don't think the woman in your story will ever reach her destination for the simple reason she appears to be a ghost who for evermore is doomed to walk the earth since she died after she got eaten by a mountain lion when she didn't have the patience to wait for help to arrive when her car broke down,
    Well done. Did I go and read too far into what you've written,,,,a curious mind wants to know, :-) :-) :-)

  4. Lots of roads like that in the part of Kentucky some of my family is from.
    Mine: https://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/fsf-five-sentence-fiction-queen-of-the-road-horror-r/