This abandoned car is oh, I don’t know, maybe a half mile or so from my humble yet lovely abode and it’s been parked right there for as long as I’ve lived in my said humble yet lovely abode, which has been oh, I don’t know, maybe eighteen years or so.
Every time I pass the beautiful, wabi-sabi of a relic on one of my walks, I always think to myself, I bet there’s a heck of story to go along with that thing…
And I also always tell myself that one of these days Ima gonna write my own story about it.
Well, unfortunately I haven’t yet been inspired to do so but… one of these days.
But, hey, perhaps you being the creative-on-the-fly literary artist that you are, you have already found within yourself a tale inspired by this poor yet achingly beautiful (at least to yours truly) abandoned automobile.
So, how ’bout this…
If you or anyone else has the creative gumption to post a 100-word or less, including the title (it must have a title), flash/micro fiction story in the comments below, I will send a signed paperback copy of my latest novel* to whomever writes the story that receives the most Likes by midnight my time, Sunday, August 11, 2019. I will then profile that story on my blog.
UPDATE: It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these fun things that I forgot to request that only the flash fiction be posted in the comments section. All other comments will regrettably be deleted, including the ones already posted, so as to keep the focus on the stories. Also, please only “like” the stories you like. Please don’t respond with any comments. If you feel the need to show any further appreciation other than a “like,” please visit the author at her/his/their website. Cool? Ice cold.
So, have you got that kinda gumption within?
Surely you do.
Write on, my friends!
*You may not have noticed but The Good Kill [about] has been rising fast within the Amazonian ranks and yesterday was welcomed for the first time within the coveted realm of Top 100 Best Sellers in two of its categories — Political Fiction and Financial Thriller. It’s on its way folks… Yeehaw!
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