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#FF — This will be the last time.


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Merriam reluctantly allowed Bud, her less-than-ambitious boyfriend, to take her car during the day while she worked. In the afternoons she waited in the park across the street for him to pick her up at 3:05 p.m . A few minutes late wasn’t bad, but every day Bud was a little later. He always had a good excuse.

It was 4 p.m. today; Merriam’s fingers and toes were entering stage numb and no sign of Bud. His cell phone went directly to voicemail. Merriam called an Uber. Car loaning was over.

Officers knocked at 6 p.m.

There’s been an accident…”

Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the educational host of Friday Fictioneers.

45 thoughts on “#FF — This will be the last time.

    1. Michigan has no-fault insurance (but the highest insurance rates in the USA!) so if she had the right coverage and a low deductible maybe not so bad. You (and she) will have even less sympathy for him when she finds out the circumstances of the accident…

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  1. There’s an element of crying wolf about Bud. If only he’d been regularly on time, she might have worried about him sooner, perhaps emergency services might have found him earlier. The moral is – be on time! Great story this week

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