Friday, March 04, 2011

FFF55: Trade in

It’s just a car, he kept thinking. You’ll get over it. He’d owned the Jaguar a long time and this felt like losing a friend. But it was time for it to go. It had served its purpose. Gloves on, he pushed the car off the bridge with his dead wife in the driver’s seat.

Since the writings's now on the Jobbing Writer Blog Wall I'm moving the Friday Flash Fiction over here from MorningAJ. If you want to know more about this weekly challenge to tell a story in exactly 55 words, call in at the G-Man's blog and see what other people have to offer. They're good!


anthonynorth said...

Great twist at the end. Enjoyed that.

Brian Miller said...

well then...smiles...that is one way to get rid of them...nice on the new site. best wishes...

G-Man said...

Have you been visiting Akelemalu?
It's Ake-esque!
Love your new digs Morning AJ.
Loved your 55.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Akelamalu said...

Great new place AJ!

Loved the 55, your twist got me I really wasn't expecting it. ;)

Ellie said...

OMG. The twist at the end was brilliant. He loved his car more than his wife!

Austin said...

So didn't see that coming, really great write showing the absence of emotion toward the killed.

Rockets and Wings is my 55 this week.

snafu said...

You are good at this, nice twist.

Jannie Funster said...

Oh. My. God. You made me laugh with this!

Ahhhh, laughter is a great thing -- thanks!!


Jingle said...

lovely blog template.

haunting 55 for me, dead wife next to car seat, wow.

striking it.

Anonymous said...

I was beginning to feel bad for him when you gave the story a twist that gave me the chills!! Whooaa!! Pushing a dead wife off a hill, and yet feeling sad about losing THE CAR!!! whheew... Maybe she was a shrew.. who knows!
An amazing 55!

Doctor FTSE said...

Got his priorities right? Wonderfully nasty!