Danny Maloonie ground his teeth for the third time in five minutes. Snow swirled and gusted across his windshield. The devil of winter and enemy of cars had arrived.
“Was snow forecast?” He glared at his younger brother, Frank, who shrugged.
“If it had, we’d still have to get home.”
“Yeah, yeah. Dad would pop a kidney if we didn’t come when summoned.” Danny slumped.
“I don’t care. Damn snow. I’m not ready to put this car on blocks for the winter.”
“It’s a car, bro, not your girlfriend.”
“What do you know? A’71 Dodge Challenger is special, and I paid for it myself.”
“Turn that up, will you?” The announcement blared, ‘Mattress King, Sean (Shinbone) Maloonie has suffered a heart attack…’ Frank cut the radio.
Mouths dropped, the young men gawked at each other. “Uncle Sean? No way,” they said together.
Frank blinked. “Poor Dad.”
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The Winter Quarter of Flash in the Pan is here. The theme: Boys and Their Toys. Rules and how to join, click: http://mommasmoneymatters.com/flash-fiction/
The word limit for Blocks is 150 words. I used them all.
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