Scenic Route – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by Jeff Arnold.

© Jeff Arnold

There is no reading this week. My voice is currently incapable of this dialogue.

Scenic Route

Yes, darling, through here.
Come see what I’ve got.
What is… Oh, Terry, it’s beautiful!
It’s a 1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3. Happy Birthday, my love.
Oh thank you! Can we try it out, can we, can we?
Of course! I thought we’d go to Oban.
We’ll take the scenic route, up the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, through haunted Glencoe, then down Loch Linnhe with its views of the Inner Hebrides.
That sounds wonderful!
I thought you’d enjoy that.
Have we got time to nip upstairs first?
You want to pack an overnight bag?
Afterwards, sweetheart, afterwards!

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59 Responses to Scenic Route – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I love the enthusiasm bubbling over, the excitement of the open road and the charming ending !


  2. Love the enthusiasm bubbling over, the promise of the open road, and the sweet ending !


  3. A nice chuckle. Mustn’t forget to thank him for the gift.


  4. draliman says:

    Nothing gets a lady in the mood like a 1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3.


  5. It’s nice so many of us are going on the lighter side this week. Fun, feel-good story. Thank you.


  6. plaridel says:

    i do remember that scenic route with fondness. hope they have a wonderful time.


  7. Liz Young says:

    A good dream to hold onto for when this madness is over.


  8. pennygadd51 says:

    What a pleasant, feel-good story, CE. I hope your throat recovers quickly – or was the problem that you couldn’t avoid laughing while reading? Look after yourself!


  9. Great plan, I’ll make the suggestion later i think!


  10. Tannille says:

    Does anyone end up being thrown overboard?
    Bet it’s a lovely trip. I’d go.


  11. soniadogra says:

    Ah…Planning trips..Yes we will do that again. Stay safe!


  12. You saucy sod 😉

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  13. A nip upstairs is as close to a vacation as we can get today.
    Thanks for the drive, it took me out of my own head for a few minutes.


  14. Oy! Rest that voice and let them vocal cords recuperate! Better soon, I hope!
    I hope they have a lotta fun, upstairs and later on …


  15. Loved the happy tale! Hope your voice is doing better soon. I enjoy listening to your stories.


  16. Nobbinmaug says:

    Uh-oh! I hope that’s only a minor throat problem and not something serious.

    Is that all it takes to get a “nip upstairs?” I don’t think I can afford a 1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3.


  17. granonine says:

    Ah, a happy story all the way ’round, except I’m sorry to hear you seem to be having throat problems. Take care, C.E!


  18. Sandra says:

    First things first. I think we can take it the car meets with her approval. See how simple it is?


  19. Lynn Love says:

    Ooh, a lovely trip planned – once they’ve toured the sights Upstairs of course! Sweet and cheeky – just what’s needed at the moment. Hope you’ll be reading aloud again soon, C x


  20. trentpmcd says:

    Any and every motor trip can be delayed for a bit, I think upstairs they must nip….


  21. Anita says:

    I have b’day too in my story 🙂
    Interesting story.

    Stay home. Stay safe.


  22. Iain Kelly says:

    I can wait to take that drive again, hopefully this summer if we’re lucky. Probably not as lucky as Terry, mind…


  23. Dear CE,

    Sounds like a lovely time is about to be had. 😉




  24. neilmacdon says:

    Imagination is a wonderful thing. We’re free to roam anywhere


  25. Mike says:

    Loved the description of a favourite part of the world for me. But then there is always time for a bit of hanky panky 🙂


  26. Lovely, feelgood story. Thanks for making me smile.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


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