Wheels in motion

The image below is from cocoparisienne at Pixabay.com.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows the silhouette of a woman walking her bicycle at sunset (or possibly sunrise) and her dog is walking ahead of her.

Bud was happy to take point and we’d be home shortly. Typically I didn’t have the camera to take a shot of this spectacular sunset, but then taking photos was not exactly foremost in my mind.
The ride home had started off pretty well, then disaster struck when I hit a rock and fell off.
That punctured my tyre, bruised my shin and elbow, and dented my confidence.
It also dented my mobile which was now a crazy screen of abstract art, so I had no means to call anyone for help.
The farm was off the main road, but I knew shortcuts across fields and footpaths and was relieved it hadn’t been raining for weeks. At least it was flat and the bike not too awkward to push. I’d be glad to be home though, kick off my boots, stretch my toes in front of the aga and tuck in to Ma’s beef broth and home made bread.
Bud was soon through the gate and scratching at the door. His agenda was the bone that made the stock!

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 25th September


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 Wheels in motion

  1. Great story, Di! Wonderful description and imagery.

  2. It is always nice being back home. I had to look up the word aga, because I never heard of it before.

    • My aunt and uncle had one and it was very homely. When we bought the cottage, we invested in a reconditioned Rayburn which is similar. However, we got caught big time, and it was totally inadequate for running our central heating as promised. We needed a minimum output of 15 kw and this produced the grand total of 3! We had a good case for misrepresentation, the company admitted they were at fault, but no compensation was offered as they filed for bankruptcy instead, so we had nothing but a £4000 hole in our savings and another £3000 to have a replacement boiler and proper plumbing. Never again.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Love it, great tale for the prompt 🙂

  4. Carol anne says:

    Aww! A happy dog! Happy to get his bone!

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