Friday, May 17, 2013

FSF Challenge - Accident



Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

 Accident



I'm not sure sure where Lillie came up with this prompt... Oh, wait a minute, yes I do!:


Warning:
Choosing a prompt for writing challenges using this method may be hazardous to your health.




Anyway, we all hope Lillie is doing well - and has a good dentist.

And now, on to the story...




Better Late


Travis had spent most of the morning dealing with the lawyers putting his long-suffering marriage out of its misery, but this had taken longer than planned, forcing him to miss an important meeting with the new director. To make matters worse, some stupid woman had plowed into the back of his car while on his way back to the office. He was too angry to look at her as he wrote down the time, date, and place. It wasn't until he grabbed the insurance information from her shaking hand that he realized this was the same sweet girl he'd dumped nine years ago before plunging headfirst into the matrimonial equivalent of Hell. Thoroughly disarmed, the car, the meeting, and all those years faded into irrelevance as he looked into her eyes and softly spoke her name.


© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

8 comments:

  1. This story shows us the silver lining along the cloud. Very nicely done!

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    1. Sometimes it's difficult to find that silver lining, but when you do, the contrast makes it so much better. Thanks!

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  2. Such a lovely ending, putting everything into perspective for him and hopefully happiness at last. beautifully written too. xx

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    1. It does give an idea of what is truly important to Travis. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  3. I like the twist of an ending becoming a beginning; very nice.

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    1. Thanks! I hope he has a way of calming her. I'd also like to do the story from her side if I get the time.

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  4. I hope that "sweet girl" is happily married now and pulls out photos of her handsome husband and beautiful children to show him. It would serve him right.

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    1. I can understand how you feel, and while that would make a good story, I was hoping they were just meant for each other and would somehow end up together.

      But, yes, it would serve him right!

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