The Car – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant drive an automobile
He is kinda bulky you see
If he tries to get in it
It does not last a minute
He does more damage than the average tree

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Presented weekly by the glorious and glamorous Rochelle, this is collection of short stories from a million or so talented writers and AnElephant.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright – Roger Bultot

Copyright – Roger Bultot

The Car

Darling, I’m back!
I know you are, and I know where you have been, where you always go, why you are always late.
I have a surprise for you!
And I have one for you. Say goodbye to that expensive little toy I bought you, where I introduced you to him, a used car salesman. What a cliché!
You’ll never guess!
You forget I have certain skills. The tree is about to fall on your precious treasure.
Shriek! Darling, the tree just fell on the car I bought you, the one you admired so much when you bought mine!

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24 Responses to The Car – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Good lawd what a household!


  2. annisik51 says:

    A huge ar** (the elephant’s) and a huge far**! Well done on both poem and story. I like the way you interwove the adulterous wife’s dialogue with the husband’s wicked wizardy thought. Why did I feel I could not write out ‘farse’ in full?


  3. kz says:

    haha loved your rhyme 🙂 your rhymes are genius, i always love them.^^
    and great story. it’s all about revenge this week!


  4. Sarah Ann says:

    Oops, a classic lack of communication issue, I suspect. Let’s hope adequate insurance cover was in place so they can be friends again.


  5. Dee says:

    Wondering what the ‘certain skills’ are…
    Great take on the prompt


  6. pattisj says:

    Cute poem. Those two might want to invest the insurance money in marital counseling.


  7. Wonder if justice is served with this…


  8. As above, Ouch! Cute little tale of mistaken motives… Also, I like your Elephant rhyme.


  9. emmylgant says:

    Love it! So well spun. Comment tu fais ça?
    Je suis toujours surprise malgre moi!


  10. A classic, revenge being served up with a side order of ESP! Ron


  11. JKBradley says:

    Hope there’s insurance!


  12. neenslewy says:

    Great when the reader knows more than the character. Whirlwind, action Flash!


  13. Dear Elephant,

    Sounds like a major misunderstanding. I wish them the best. I agree with Helena. O.Henry’s gift of the Magi…only twisted. 😉 Funny.




  14. Carrie says:

    Tsk tsk…we all know what happens when we make assumptions…


  15. Gabriella says:

    We can smell revenge oozing from this guy! Good twist at the end.


  16. summerstommy2 says:

    I love the absurd nature of the conversation. So true that we can converse like this until some disaster brings us together. Enjoyed this one sir elephant.


  17. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    It’s like an O. Henry tale gone horribly awry!


  18. Linda Vernon says:

    hahah! Whoops. Her bad! (and I love it when a person gets what coming to them) 😀


  19. Oh dear. Sometimes we can be a little too quick to judge….


  20. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear AEC,

    Criss cross fall the trees and cars and your story is a unique version of those inspired by the prompt. Good job.




  21. Sandra says:

    Hopefully she bought it with his money. Well done.


  22. misskzebra says:

    A few words are worth more than a million fallen trees…


  23. Brenda says:

    Ouch, smoosh! Trees seem so innocent, but they have killing power, don’t they?


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