Driving Home

working-template-for-ff-challenges41.pngThe billboards were his wife’s idea. So many truckers and tourists saw those signs. How many knew anything about the pictured boy?

He knew. He was one of the commuters that drove by them everyday. But if after work he took the back roads to the tavern he could miss one of the signs completely. And if he stayed late he’d not notice the others.

But always was that smaller sign. “Let’s remember Adam.” Right there at the end of the driveway. Right there.

How he wished that even for one day he could forget. He ordered another drink.


Here is Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt this week: July 25, 2019: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the phrase “for one day.” The words single out a special occurrence. What is the emotion and vibe, where does it take place and why? Go where the prompt leads!

This story came while on a road trip and seeing billboards  imploring drivers to remember the pictured young boy and to stop for school buses. Then I noticed a smaller sign in someone’s yard. 

10 thoughts on “Driving Home

    • I’d noticed the billboards when headed west, but today headed east saw the smaller one in someone’s yard, was reminded that that was a real picture with a real story along that highway. This of course is fiction, but yes, how awful for that family.

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