“The world was a different place then. People rode around in automobiles and that meant something.”
“Did great grandfather have one?”
“Yes, he sure did.”
“Is that how he met great grandmama?”
“I believe so. At those times young people used automobiles for socialization AND transportation.”
“Wow. It must have been something, the feeling of freedom.”
“I bet it was. It was where they got engaged you know?”
“Yes, in the backseat, mamma told me.”
“That sounds wildly romantic.”
“It was practical. Great grandmama was pregnant with grand auntie Lucy.”
“Oh, how did that happen?”
“In the backseat.”
This was written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
April 22, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a vice. It can be part of a character or a part of the story. The vice can be the focus or it can be subtle. Think of ways to use a vice (or multiples, if you are so daring) to create a compelling flash fiction.
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