FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017: Week 31

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer.
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Prompt: JulyMorgueFile file6681324364046

His life was as dull, empty and unexciting as the partition in front of him.
He looked at the floor to his right and the yellow marker that sported the words
‘DO NOT STAND FORWARD OF THIS LINE’.
Fat chance.
He’d ridden this bus every day for the last year and never had more than two other passengers for company.
Today he was the only one.

‘Hey! How ya doin’ back there?’ the driver called.
‘OK I guess,’ he replied.
‘Wanna drive?’
‘What?’
‘I asked if you’d like to drive.’
‘What? I mean, aren’t you on duty or something?’
‘Nah, I’ve finished for the day. So, you wanna drive?’
The driver talked him through the controls, the gears, the foot pedals, how to apply the brake. Soon he was driving the bus, totally confident behind the wheel, enjoying the view up front through the windshield.

He woke up from his daydream at his regular stop and alighted.
‘See you tomorrow, Gus.’
‘Sure thing Nick.’

164 words.

 

 

 

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017: Week 31

  1. athling2001 says:

    What a dream. Well done.

  2. wow what a dream and he was in full control of his drive in his dreams.
    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/08/prisoners.html

  3. luckyjc007 says:

    Well done! Finally, a different type of bus ride for him. I’m sure he enjoyed it more than all the other rides. 🙂

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