#FF — Redemption


PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

Her chartreuse splendor entranced Ralphie. Wouldn’t he be the envy of his buddies; no doubt the lovelies would flock to her like a bogo sale on lace panties.

Ralphie’s imagination was much grander than his reality. Popo pulled him over when he passed. No more back-door, down-low activities; she was the town crier for immoral dalliances wherever she was parked. And she guzzled oil!

Ralphie donated her to Samaritan Ministries, where she delivers hot meals to elderly shut-ins. Miss Pruitt convinced him to volunteer as a driver. Popo now smile when he passes. And the chippies have flown away.

[99 words]

glossary:
chartreuse = the shade of green the car is
Popo =  police
bogo = buy-one-get-one (free)
chippie = sexually liberated females and also a play on birds (lovelies) i.e. fun-loving fems

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

37 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Lovely tone. I needed a translation for chippie too. Where I come from it’s either a fish and chip shop or a carpenter

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Neil! Noted on chippie and now added to the glossary 🙂

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A story with character to match the car. Nicely done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Iain!

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  3. Nice story, Lisa. Also, I’m very familiar with the car, a Citroën 2CV, or deux chevaux in French, which literally translated means “two horses” – an apt description of this quirky, fun but completely under-motorized car. My mom owned one, as did my sister. They are so much fun to drive – if you’re not in a hurry! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sounds like it would be fun to drive.

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      1. It has the weirdest suspension. When you go around a corner, the car literally leans to one side. 🙂

        Plus, you can roll back the roof, so it’s basically a convertible.

        In Germany, it became also known as “Ente”, which means duck in English – really fun and quirky car! Unfortunately, they no longer make them!

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Great car and suitable employment.

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  5. Anita says:

    She guzzles oil. That’s the concern with cars…
    And hot meal delivery for the needy is so wonderful!
    Lovely story 🙂

    My story this week- The Dream Car

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Anita 🙂

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  6. Dear Lisa,

    I had no need of the glossary. Working in retail for years I certainly knew ‘bogo’. 😉 And I loved the way you used it. Entertaining read. One of my favorites this week.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed the story and knew the lingo 🙂
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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      1. You’re very welcome, Lisa. 😀

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  7. Next time I go to the chippie for some fish and chips I’ll be on the lookout for some sexually liberated females! I’ll probably be told to bogof (we add an F to your bogo!)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LMAO! That’s so funny.

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  8. dorahak says:

    She became Ralphie’s awakening in fact! Now that’s a car to fall in love with 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Well-said, Dora. Thank you ❤

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      1. dorahak says:

        You’re welcome, my friend.

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  9. granonine says:

    Imagination much greater than reality. Sadly true all too often. This car sure has generated some good stories, including yours 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it has, Linda. Thank you!

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  10. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I read it before I read the glossary…I’m like what the heck is a bogo? lol. Good story!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Max! 🙂

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  11. poetisatinta says:

    Great story and great car 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you! 🙂

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  12. She certainly does draw your attention. Love the new words for me. It made the story fun!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Brenda, and glad you enjoyed it.

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  13. Love this arrangement. Though I knew a couple of terms, I’m glad you added the glossary.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you enjoyed the story, Brit, thanks.

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  14. plaridel says:

    great story. i learned some new words today too. thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you enjoyed the story and the new words. Thank you 🙂

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  15. Bill says:

    Thanks for the gloss, Lisa. The value of my vocabulary has been greatly enhanced. Fun story. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Bill!

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  16. subroto says:

    I am never going to look at a Fish & Chips shop the same way again. Fun story.

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  17. What a lovely story. The car might not have given him what he expected, but in the end it gave him so much more! Thanks for the translation – another Brit here who goes to her local chippie on a Friday for some fish and chips (or as we say in Yorkshire, a “chippie tea”)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much for your wonderful comment ❤

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  18. Laurie Bell says:

    Love the voice in this one. Thanks for the translations! Great character and great use of the car.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Laurie!

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