Driving Home

August 10, 2016 at 10:33 pm 22 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 12 August 2016

NOTE: This is the continuation of the previous story, Into La-la Land, inspired by the same picture prompt.

Adam Ickes
Photo Credit: Adam Ickes

After celebrating their high school graduation at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Amusement Park, Allison and Jared together with their friends headed home.

They left the place facing a future that would change their lives forever.

They didn’t know it yet then, but Allison and Jared would get married. America would be at war and Jared would die in Afghanistan leaving Allison a widow.

For now, everything was right with the world.

Jared, who was driving, asked his companions if they should stop for pizza.

“Sure!” said Allison looking back at him with adoring eyes. “I thought you’d never ask.”

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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  August 11, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Of the two stories, I prefer this one. If we could only know what will become of us, eh?

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    • 2. plaridel  |  August 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

      neil:

      on second thought, it doesn’t matter anyway. what matters is how we deal of it.

      Reply
  • 3. Zee  |  August 11, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Oh man…this tugs at heart strings !

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    • 4. plaridel  |  August 11, 2016 at 9:37 am

      zee:

      i appreciate the compliment very much. 🙂

      Reply
      • 5. Zee  |  August 12, 2016 at 1:21 am

        It’s always my pleasure 🙂

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        • 6. plaridel  |  August 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

          zee:

          thanks again. 🙂

          Reply
          • 7. Zee  |  August 12, 2016 at 11:28 pm

            😊😊

            Reply
  • 8. iainthekid  |  August 11, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Nice idea of living in the moment and not knowing what will happen to any of us in the future, nice work.

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    • 9. plaridel  |  August 11, 2016 at 9:07 am

      iainthekid:

      what a great compliment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 10. jellico84  |  August 11, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Time changing things… oh what a difference time can make, indeed. Love this little follow up. Not so cheerful about the outcome of time. Great Write!

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    • 11. plaridel  |  August 11, 2016 at 9:07 am

      jellico84:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 12. FabricatingFiction  |  August 11, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Great follow on

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    • 13. plaridel  |  August 11, 2016 at 9:04 am

      louise:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 14. liz young  |  August 11, 2016 at 8:09 am

    If we knew all the future, would we dare to go on?

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    • 15. plaridel  |  August 11, 2016 at 9:04 am

      liz:

      sad to say, probably not. 😦

      Reply
  • 16. rochellewisoff  |  August 12, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Well that answers my question on the last one, doesn’t it? If we only know what our futures held, would we go there?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 17. plaridel  |  August 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      rochelle:

      good question. but sometimes we have to take the good with the bad. 🙂

      Reply
  • 18. michael1148humphris  |  August 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    War is terrible, so much pain, a neat follow up to story one.

    Reply
    • 19. plaridel  |  August 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      michael:

      always was, always is, and always will be. but we’ll never learn.

      Reply
  • 20. michael1148humphris  |  August 13, 2016 at 6:33 am

    So true

    Reply
  • 21. patriciaruthsusan  |  August 16, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I preferred this story. There are no guarantees of long life. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • 22. plaridel  |  August 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      suzanne:

      i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply

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