The following 99 words are a little different than what I put at Carrot Ranch as I have since found this First Line Friday prompt that led to a mashup. So, Dylan Hughes at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie provided the first line of the piece. Charli Mills for the August 29 challenge at Carrot Ranch suggests we in 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the safebreaker’s daughter. This is a bike shop owner’s daughter.
I liked the rush, I liked the crunch. Never did look back at the fallout.
My whole life I’ve lived and dreamed bikes. But my brother was to run the family shop. I was to go to college, fulfill their dream.
And here I am, strolling another campus, bike tools in my bag. I’ve always been a better mechanic than my damn brother. Nowadays I favor the bolt cutters and the hack saw.
My father’s practical advice to his customers? “Invest in a good lock when you invest in a good bike.”
No lock is too good for me.
For more, see Good Business.