he was heading home

December 5, 2013 at 10:02 am 22 comments

for friday fictioneers 100-word challenge 6 december 2013


photo credit: randy mazie

dave was a sad man. one dark and stormy night, he drove the family home against his wife judy’s wishes. on the way, the car crashed into a ravine. he was the only survivor.

it was dave’s habit to walk for morning coffee. today was no different, but it would be unlike any other day. near an abandoned garage, he was hit by a car.

when dave came to, a familiar face greeted him. it was his wife’s.

“judy, about the accident,” he sobbed. “i’m so sorry.”

“sshhhh!” she said, putting her finger to his lips. “iā€™m taking you home.”

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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amy  |  December 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

    ā€œiā€™m taking you home.” sobbing…

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    • 2. plaridel  |  December 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      amy:

      I hope it’s not too cheesy.

      Reply
  • 3. patrickprinsloo  |  December 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    That’s pretty deep. And sad. Bitter sweet, maybe. Worth another read or two.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  December 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      patrick:

      thank you for reading. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 5. kz  |  December 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    sad,sweet,a bit eerie. good story šŸ™‚

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    • 6. plaridel  |  December 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

      kz:

      the accident wouldn’t have happened had he listened to his wife. lesson of the day: respect a woman’s intuition. šŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. Sandra  |  December 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Very sad.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  December 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

      sandra:

      sad, yes, but still have a happy ending. šŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. barbarafranken  |  December 6, 2013 at 6:53 am

    wonderful imagination… heartfelt… Barbara

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    • 10. plaridel  |  December 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

      barbara:

      thank you for reading. really appreciate it.

      Reply
  • 11. atrm61  |  December 6, 2013 at 6:57 am

    A sad story with a sweet ending:-)

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    • 12. plaridel  |  December 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

      atreyee:

      we all love a happy ending. šŸ™‚

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      • 13. atrm61  |  December 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

        So true:-)

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  • 14. sustainabilitea  |  December 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Glad it worked out for them.

    janet

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    • 15. plaridel  |  December 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      janet:

      i couldn’t end it any other way.

      Reply
  • 16. J. Milburn  |  December 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Sad, but hopeful. Great work!

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    • 17. plaridel  |  December 7, 2013 at 9:12 am

      jeremy:

      that’s exactly what i wanted to convey.

      Reply
  • 18. rochellewisoff  |  December 7, 2013 at 4:29 am

    dear plaridel,

    a poignant story with a happy ending…depending on your point of view. nice one.

    shalom,

    rochelle

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    • 19. plaridel  |  December 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

      rochelle:

      secret revealed: it was inspired by my favorite novel, the wuthering heights. šŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 20. Eena  |  December 7, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Am I the only one who thinks that “I’m taking you home” means the wife has set up an accident for Dave that is similar to the one that killed his family? Or am I just morbid like that. I cannot make myself take a different point of view!

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    • 21. plaridel  |  December 7, 2013 at 9:27 am

      eena:

      i’d never thought of that, but that’s an angle worth considering. then again, it might exceed the 100-word limit. šŸ™‚

      Reply
    • 22. brainsnorts  |  December 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      that’s kind of what i was thinking too.

      Reply

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