How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Flash in the Pan – Car


Every second Friday T.C. banked his paycheck, withdrawing the barest minimum for smokes, pool and beer. Afterwards, he hoofed home for supper before meeting the guys at the pool hall.

The door slammed hard with a thump. “That you, T.C?” His father’s voice cracked.

“Yes, sir? Everything okay?”

His father jumped up and paced. “Sit.” Humph. “Old Murph’s ready to let go of the ‘71 Mustang.”

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T.C. stared, jaw flapping like plastic in the wind.

“Want to pay a visit after supper?”

The teenager nodded, luminous eyes enormous. “I’ve loved that car—geez—no kidding?”


“What shape’s it in?”

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The Winter Quarter of Flash in the Pan is here. The theme: Boys and Their Toys. For the rules and how to join, click:

The word limit for Car is 100 words. I used them all.


Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

43 thoughts on “Flash in the Pan – Car

  1. Lucky T.C. But I hope it is in good shape, although if he gives up smokes and beer he will have enough money to fix it up….see how good you write! I really got into the story, excellent.


  2. I can feel the intense interest and excitement, fingers crossed it’ll work out. 😉


  3. I HOPE HE GETS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (But don’t dirty up that pretty car with cigarette smoke or drink before getting in it!!!)


  4. Sweet! I love this! (We used to have a burgundy ’65 Mustang)


  5. It’s going to be a fun visit to Old Murph’s.


  6. I’ve always wanted an old/classic mustang. Unfortunately whenever it comes time to get a new car I have to be practical and buy something that will actually get me where I need to go. Nice begining.


  7. I love the line …..jaw flapping like plastic in the wind. What a picture that paints!


  8. Boys and their toys indeed 🙂 x


  9. I’m female and I want that car.


  10. I’ve not been a teenager in MANY years, but man!! if I have a chance to get me some of that Red Pony, I’d be the happiest woman on earth!!


  11. ‘Jaw flapping like plastic in the wind’. Oh Tess, why can’t I write like you????? Did he get the car, did he…?
    BTW my ex has a mustang cobra…lucky him 😉


  12. How, Tess, can you stop writing after that start. I have so many questions. Good grief…


  13. Oh to young again. I remember my first car–not as cool as this one.


  14. Just perfect for Boys and their toys! I reckon he got the car, right?


  15. Love it! But now I need you to gimme more!


  16. Mustang? Well good luck with that. Personally I have as much business on a horse as a frog.


  17. The love of cars! I could feel the excitement,especially about a Mustang.


  18. Father and son sound like two kids in for a big treat! Beautifully caught.
    Now this would have been another one for boys & toys!


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