Monday, April 1, 2019

A - Automobile #AtoZChallenge

My A to Z Challenge: Micro fiction, using 300 words or less, inspired by selected words along with a photo for inspiration. The words were chosen in reverse order from this lesson plan page.
(For example, for the letter A it was the 26th word on the list, for Z it was the 1st word on the list)

"Seriously? Are you kidding? Bullet holes?" Sheila frowned as her boyfriend walked up. "Did you see this?"

"Damn! Didn't you hear anything last night?"

She snorted. "What do you think?" She nodded towards the house next door. "Hard metal rock, all night long, full blast."

"You call the cops?"

"Why? Nothing's changed since they came the last five times. I've given up. I just want my lease over so I can move."

Jarrod shrugged. "Yeah, I guess. You should talk to your landlord about getting out early. You know you can move in with me anytime."

Without responding, she spun and headed back inside. "I need to call my insurance company. They're not going to be happy. Not after already paying for slashed tires and graffiti removal. This is getting really old." The door slammed behind her.

Jarrod looked up and down the street as he punched a number into his phone. "Yeah, it's me." He spoke softly, keeping any eye on the front door before ending the call. "Great, thanks."

Sheila walked out as he put the phone away. "Talking to your other girl friend?"

"Babe, you know you're the only one for me. What'd insurance say?"

She sighed. "I'm in luck, sorta. I have a zero deductible for glass but it may be tough finding a new windshield. They want to try to repair it first."

Jarrod poked at one of the holes. "I don't think that's going to work. Any pressure is going to create more cracks." He stopped pushing as a crack split the glass further. "See?"

Sheila burst into tears as she plopped down onto the curb. He sat beside her, putting his arm around her. "Seriously, just move in with me."

"I don't know. Maybe..." Staring at her car, she neglected to see his smug expression, a warning of his controlling nature and her life ahead.


  1. Ooohh good start! I don't like this guy already.

    1. As I intended....thanks for stopping by! I'm way behind in reading other blogs, hope to catch up today.

  2. Whoa. Nice one.
    I'll be more active commenting after this week. Tonight I go pick up a friend from the airport, so carving out time to write is as much as I can do this week, AtoZ wise, but I'll be back!

    1. I'm only now getting to read some of the back blogs, then nothing again for three days before I get a chance to read/comment more. Knew it would be a tough month! Thanks for stopping by to read & comment.

  3. Here we are again! Love your little stories. The picture grabbed my attention right away. Good start as I am so visual. I'll be back every day to see who & what is going on here???

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    1. Welcome back, Linda. I am WAYYYY behind in reading/commenting due to a Disney vacation and then a family trip. I'll get to some today, then back off till next weekend. LOL! I will get there...thanks for dropping by to read/comment.

  4. Yeah. Signs of the future. Wish she could see it coming and get out of the way.

    1. Love is blind....sadly, in some cases. Thanks for dropping by!

  5. This is truly a scary story. She questioned him about talking to another girlfriend which already suggests her insecurity. Moving in with him would end of her independence. Strong concise writing.

  6. Really nice character development in only a few words!


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