Thursday, November 3, 2011
Writing Challenge - Wow! What A Ride!
The engine of the old VW Bug was chugging along but Suzie tried to ignore the fact that her car was dying. She increased her speed a little, but that caused her car to make a rattling noise that didn't sound good at all.
Suzie looked down at the directions she printed out and saw that she was only an hour away from her destination. She had been dreaming about attending this gathering for years and now she just had to will her car into making the last few miles and she would be there.
As if her car had been able to read her thoughts, it began to sputter and make a grinding noise. "No, no, no!" Suzie cried as her car began to slow down. She steered her car to the shoulder of the highway just as it shuddered to a halt.
Suzie had tears in her eyes as she grabbed her backpack out of the trunk. She looked at the highway for a moment and then came to a decision. She grabbed her directions, put on her backpack and started walking while putting her thumb out to try and hitch a ride.
She walked for about an hour when a car slowed down. The driver was a blonde man who looked to be college aged, like she was. "Where are you headed?" he asked her, a grin on his suntanned face.
"Downtown Atlanta," Suzie said, her heart jumping at the hope of getting a ride, "I'm trying to get to Dragon*Con."
The man stopped the car and opened the passenger side door. "Hop in," he said, still grinning, "It just so happens that I'm headed down to the con as well."
Suzie didn't even think, just climbed into the car. It may end up being a bad decision but she had to try to make it to the con. It had already been quite a journey so far, but she was determined to make it to the end and her goal.
For the Indie Ink Writing Challenge this week, Tara Roberts challenged me with "“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in
a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly
proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson" and I challenged femmefauxpas with "The snow was softly falling on the body".
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