Writing Prompt – Esther’s Monday Motivations

Esther has really pushed the boat out this week, with three lines to be included in here Monday Motivations challenge:

Write a flash fiction piece of between 50-200 words with the following three lines in it somewhere. The lines don’t have to follow on from one another:

  • The glass smashed to the floor
  • He was in love
  • Just how was he going to get out of this one?

This took me a little while, as I like to be a bit different (as always). This is what I came up with:

The Joy Ride

Mark had just ‘popped out’ to get the food and drink for the party. “People will be arriving in just over an hour!” he mumbled. Still there was nothing to do except pour another beer into his glass.

Greg pushed the door to the garage open and he stood there, stunned. The glass smashed to the floor. “Why hadn’t Mark told him?” Greg thought. The curves, the shape, he was in love – with Mark’s new Lamborghini!

lamboghini

Greg looked around the car, then he saw the keys were in the ignition. A bad thought came over him. Unable to resist he swung the door up and sat in. Greg looked around the car, he liked it, no loved it!

He couldn’t resist and turned the key, the car growled into life. Revving the engine it sounded amazing.

“One little trip round the block won’t hurt!” Greg thought as he closed the door. Slipping the car into gear, the car leapt forward and out of the garage.

“Wow this is lively!” He thought. Lining up the car on the road he pressed down on the accelerator. The car sped forward, then suddenly the back swung out, the car spun until all too suddenly a tree stopped it dead. Shocked and stunned Greg sat there wondering how he was going to get out of this one?

Simon 🙂

(Slightly over 200 words – sue me! 🙂 )

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26 thoughts on “Writing Prompt – Esther’s Monday Motivations”

      1. Well, as of now I’ve written two novels, one novella and a short story BUT my novels started out as short stories sooooooo….. Also, my short story was just extra world building/background information for one of my characters that got cut out. Rather than scrap it, I tweaked it into a stand alone short story… but writing one intentionally? Not sure it too wouldn’t end up as its own saga! 🙂

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