MLMM Photo Challenge #459

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The kids were sulking in the back of the truck. Both were hungry and bored.
Seven year old Jamie needed the bathroom, but there was no way he was going to squat on the side of the road.
Jerry gritted his teeth and kept his eyes on the road ahead.
Alice looked at him sideways, and knew ‘that look’.
‘That Look’ meant don’t say a word and don’t even think about it.
The Satnav had long since been switched off.
The mundane voice of ‘At the next roundabout, take the third exit’, and ‘After four hundred yards, turn left’ had not gone down too well when in over ten miles there had been no roundabout and certainly no left turn.
Jerry stared angrily through the windscreen. Even mosquitoes or other bugs were afraid to cross this driver. It was hot, and everyone was bothered.
Alice turned slightly and asked Larry to pass a bottle of water for her and his father.
Larry complied taking one for himself and passing one to Jamie.

Twenty miles on and Jamie was fidgeting. Alice knew they would have to stop and was about to say just that when Jerry sat upright in the drivers seat and yelled ‘There!!’
In the distance were the familiar yellow arches and everyone breathed a sigh of relief.
Jerry pressed harder on the gas and was so glad there was plenty of places to park.
Their joy was short-lived when they realised there was everywhere to park as the building was abandoned and in mid construction.
Jamie got out of the truck and relieved himself in the parking lot.
‘What?!’ he shouted. ‘Who’s going to see?’
Alice looked at her husband. She knew he wished now he’d listened when she’d said to keep to the old road. He had a new problem now though…….. he was running out of gas.


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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15 Responses to MLMM Photo Challenge #459

  1. DA Whittam says:

    That is so bad when that happens. You caught the tension perfectly

  2. murisopsis says:

    Yikes!! Jerry is in a heap of trouble!

  3. Sadje says:

    This is a nightmare for the driver

  4. Highway to Hell is playing in my mind!

  5. Debi says:

    Why do men always think they know a short-cut? Familiar story.

  6. glyn40wilton says:

    When you gotta go, you gotta go!

  7. Carol anne says:

    A great take on the prompt Di! 🙂

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