Rain pelted all day. By 10:30, Rose fought a deluge. Lights flashed around the corner.
An accident, she thought.
The row of cars crept. An officer leaned in, almost nose-to-nose, bringing rain.
“Have you been drinking tonight?”
“No, sir!” she said, blinking, brow furled.
“Your car hesitated and weaved back there.” He pointed backwards.
“No, sir. Not me. It’s the rain—recital.” She blew air into his face.
The asphalt appeared greasy; the streetlights shimmering.
This hill is steep…
Rose hydroplaned at the bottom, crashing into the cement light post.
Bleak night, altered black.
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Click http://mommasmoneymatters.com/flash-fiction/ for the rules of this challenge.
The word limit for Corner is 125 words. I used 97.
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NaNoWriMo undate: I know at least one person who can do this in a DAY. My word count to date is 26,846, Day 13. Don’t forget I’m a NaNo VIRGIN (ha ha–sounds GOOD to ME), but, it’s only 8:20 p.m. here. Life insinuates itself, so, I might not be done yet– I have until midnight…
November 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm
I’m so sorry I have been around your pad lately! Bad, Robin. Bad.
I lost my brother-in-law in a drunk driver crash. This was poignant.
November 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm
I’m so sorry, Robin. You’ve had so much on your plate. Sorry.
November 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm
Get it girl. Way to go participating! And, as always, I like it.
November 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm
Thank you, thank you. Sorry I haven’t been around lately. This this been sapping my energy. I don’t recall the last time I’ve worked so hard. Less than a week to go and maybe I’ll be back to normal in December.
November 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm
You are doing a fab job with your NaNo!! And this is wonderful. I think you should get credit for the 97 😉
I am looking forward to getting back to writing all the time. This coding malarkey is for the birds. Hope the facelift @ M3 gets the thumbs up. I rather like it. It was my revenge for everything raveling today. ❤ xxx
November 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm
Thank YOU, Red.
Look how behind I am. I might miss this week’s FIP. This last week of NaNo will, if nothing else, test my tenacity.
You have been working so hard, I can feel the relief awaiting you once the you’ve accomplished your vision. Your work looks fab-u-lous!
November 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm
Thank you. Never you worry about FTP this week. After you rest up, you can get as many as your heart desires 😉 ❤ You need to pop up a micro post and let us know where you are for NaNo.
November 26, 2012 at 11:10 am
You’re a marvel, Red. How do you manage to be everywhere? I appreciate your support more than you know.
November 26, 2012 at 11:15 am
It helps I need very little sleep 😉
November 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm
That’s because you’re already Wonder Woman. She doesn’t sleep either but I hope you pamper yourself once in a while.
November 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm
I do. I drink gourmet coffee 😉 *giggles*
November 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Thought your last response about notetaking would ‘go’ since the change to Outlook. Nope. I know you are right, though.
November 14, 2012 at 1:31 am
Hope you reached your goal Tess 😉
As for the story, good one! I’ve seen how quickly an accident can happen – the blink of an eye and it’s over.
November 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm
If nothing else, Ghia, tenacity is keeping me going and I don’t want to not get to the finish line.
Yes, accidents do happen in the blink of an eye. Rain, especially isn’t fun to drive in–at least not for me, but no, this story isn’t real.
November 14, 2012 at 1:53 am
Oh goodness this strong and scary! well done and great progress on Nanawrimo too 🙂
November 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm
Thank YOU, Gilly. I try for a change from the NaNo but I think I might miss this week for flash in the pan.
November 14, 2012 at 4:55 am
Well written and tragic.
Well done on the NaNo, I’ve been watching your progress on there every time I updated my word count and you’re ahead of me at the mo, but I’m hot on your heels! 😉
November 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm
I’ve been watching you too, Vanessa. Hey, I have a friend in there who is brutal. Today is Nov. 21 and she’s almost at goal. Grrrr. It’s uphill, now and I’m almost out of breath (words) but I’m going to get there because I know you’ll be there too.
November 14, 2012 at 9:22 am
Tess, great short story…I hope, though, it wasn’t based on personal experience! You’re up to midnight writing? OMG, I’m shamed!!! Way to go…
November 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm
Thanks, Laurie. No, the story isn’t real at all. About the midnight writing, sometimes I must make up for lost time. I rarely stay up so late unless I’m reading but I haven’t had time for that lately.
November 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Car crash = scary. I like the alliteration in the last sentence.
As for NaNoWriMo: Bon courage!
November 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm
I hadn’t noticed the last sentence. Huh. The car crash is something I wouldn’t want to experience especially on a rainy day.
November 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Well written, Tess, and good going on your Nano!
November 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm
Thanks, Tom. Thank goodness for tenacity, at least I have that…
November 15, 2012 at 6:33 am
You virginity does not prevent expertise! Wonderfully done Tess.
November 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm
Virginity, oh my. I’m still plugging away, the end is near but all uphill now. Thank you kindly, Valentine.
November 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm
well done on your nano,, I am at 27200 on course, keep up the good writing..;)
November 21, 2012 at 7:19 pm
Congratulations. It’s six days later that I finally repond and I bet you’re still going strong. Yay to us.
November 22, 2012 at 3:19 am
I sent you an award go to check my blog if you accept it…. no pressure 🙂
November 26, 2012 at 11:08 am
Thank you, Roly, for the support but I cannot accept because of all the WORK involved. I’m not up for the extra work but I truly appreciate your kind and thoughtful gesture. Hope all is well with you.
November 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm
I have enjoyed reading your FTP my friend
and well done on completing your 50k challenge 🙂
November 26, 2012 at 10:33 am
Glad you enjoyed the FTP, Andro.
To say this has been the biggest challenge in my life, doesn’t quite cut it. It’s been HUGE. Maturity has given me wings, and of course all the wonderful support from my blogging community has uncovered the tenacity I didn’t know I had.
November 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm
Dear Tess, you really rise to a very tough challenge. Well done!
November 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm
Tee Hee. That’s how the cookie crumbles. *can’t stop giggling* (The play on words is hilarious—at the moment).
November 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm
December 11, 2012 at 5:22 am
ouch! nice story – unfortunate ending!
December 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm
Thank YOU, Rose. I so dislike driving at night in rainy weather.