An Old Car One Fall – Fiction

Last week was not so good for me.  I won’t bore people, not following my blog, with details.

Time again for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  Thanks to PJ for hosting this weekly challenge.  please follow little froggy for more stories.

Here is the photo and my story:

carAn Old Car One Fall

We’d spent that summer pretending we were living in San Francisco. The Arkansas sun was hot and the humidity was heavier than steam from a boiling kettle. We just wanted to be outside, wearing our string tops and our short shorts.

Cousin Sissy had come, all the way from New Orleans, to spend the summer with us. She’d driven, from the convent school, in some old  car she’d wrecked.

We really liked Cousin Sissy. Her parents were the only people we’d ever known who’d divorced. Gone against God and Church to have some other life. We all thought Sissy was so strong.

One afternoon, she suggested we paint her old car however we wanted.  Cousins set aloose.  We did our best. We painted furiously all summer.

By the time Sissy drove away to college that fall, she had an awesome car. A car stained with chili fries and cousin tears and magic.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by S. Writings.

16 thoughts on “An Old Car One Fall – Fiction

  1. I’m sorry to hear you had a bad week last week Ellespeth and I hope this week makes up for it! I love how the cousins used the old car to bond and spend the summer painting it and making it something awesome for her to drive back to the convent. This is a very sweet story!

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    • thanks, PJ. It’s the arm thang and physical therapy and everything crashing down at once…broken arm wise, I mean. tomorrow is my husband’s 74th birthday! we are joyous and happy this week…broken arms heal.
      glad you enjoyed my story.
      Ellespeth 😍


    • of to be set free with an old car and a paint brush and lots of paint:P Mine would look sloppy but I’d still have a great time.

      My wonderfully magical half – himself – will be 74 tomorrow 🙂


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