Faster than the speed of bike………….

Fandango has provided us with this gem this week for his flash fiction challenge:
Image from Kristine Robbie at
For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows three children playing. A girl and a younger boy are sitting in a toy car going down a hill very fast and another boy is being pulled behind them parallel to the ground.

Tammy, Toby and Thomas loved to play practical jokes and this was the best yet.
They’d seen it at the local fair and asked what they had to do.
It was all a trick of the light and placement of the ‘ride’.
Thomas was anchorman and hanging on for dear life but in truth he was suspended by a series of cables to give the effect he was flying. They were edited out of the final shots.
Tammy had always fancied herself as a figurehead, and Toby had dreams of being a racing driver.
The backdrop was a continuous clip which ran at a phenomenal speed, but the actual car they were in was stationary.
Screaming their heads off for effect, the photographer took three shots at a cost of £5 each. Between them, they could only afford one, and settled on the one above to give to their grandparents at Christmas.
Needless to say, they were stunned at how fast they were going and Granpa went into great detail of his days as a boy doing his paper round on a push bike going downhill.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Faster than the speed of bike………….

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    What a charming tale, I love how you’ve upgraded it to suit modern times

  2. Your story was really cute, Di.

  3. Carol anne says:

    A nice take, Di! ❤

  4. murisopsis says:

    Your creativity and imagination are the best!! I love this little vignette!!

  5. Sadje says:

    Cute story Di

  6. Fandango says:

    Great story, Di. Thanks for joining in!

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