Taken for a Ride

December 28, 2016 at 3:40 pm 38 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 December 2016

Shaktiki Sharma

Photo Credit: Shaktiki Sharma

Amelia had been waiting at the bus stop for what seemed like an eternity. She was running away from her stepdad who started molesting her.

The bus arrived. The driver opened the door and let her in.

“Sir, I don’t have any money, but I have this necklace…”

“Miss, it isn’t worth a bean. Please get off my bus.”

“But, sir…”

It was at that moment a goateed, middle-aged man from the back of the bus intervened.

“I’ll take care of it,” he told the driver. He then looked at her with the kind of look she had known before.

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38 Comments Add your own

  • 1. granonine  |  December 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    OH NO!!

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      linda:

      i know.

      Reply
  • 3. Michael Wynn  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Oh my God, this is horrible. Brilliantly delivered, it really sends a shiver through you.

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      mick:

      what a generous comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Poor kid. She really is between a rock and a hard place. You left me holding my breath. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      rochelle:

      i think she’d be up to the challenge

      Reply
  • 7. Clare Hempstead  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:39 am

    So sad, that she recognised that ‘kind of look’ immediately. I hope she finds an escape route that leads her to happiness.

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      clare:

      it would be a challenge, but let’s hope for the best.

      Reply
  • 9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:50 am

    From bad to worse.. better get off the bus.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      björn:

      she’d take the bus and get off when the time is right.

      Reply
  • 11. draliman  |  December 29, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Oh dear. Better not take that bus.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  December 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      draliman:

      under the circumstances, the best option for her is to take the bus and keep her wits about her

      Reply
  • 13. TraceyDelaplainMD.com  |  December 29, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    My skin is crawling. Ugh.

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  December 30, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      tracey:

      at least, she’s aware of his intentions. she’s got time to protect herself.

      Reply
  • 15. shivashishspeaks  |  December 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm

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    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  January 3, 2017 at 9:06 am

      shivashishspeaks:

      thank you. what a great site you have. just wondering why you don’t allow readers to post comments.

      Reply
  • 19. Dale  |  December 30, 2016 at 4:31 am

    From one beast to another… that is awful
    But well written!

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  December 30, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      dale:

      who knows? another passenger might play good samaritan.

      Reply
  • 21. Keith's Ramblings  |  December 30, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Oh dear….

    My tale is called ‘Oh Bother!’

    Reply
    • 22. plaridel  |  December 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      keith:

      there’s a chance she could still be saved.

      Reply
  • 23. joseph elon lillie  |  December 30, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Run away girl Run away!

    Reply
    • 24. plaridel  |  December 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      joseph:

      i guess she heard you. in due time, she would.

      Reply
  • 25. Sandra  |  December 30, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Tough life, hey?

    Reply
    • 26. plaridel  |  December 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      sandra:

      but hope springs eternal.

      Reply
  • 27. Liz Young  |  December 30, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Out of the frying pan into the fire. She should have gone straight to the police.

    Reply
    • 28. plaridel  |  December 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      liz:

      without a doubt, going straight to the authorities would be the best thing to do.

      Reply
  • 29. wmqcolby  |  December 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    WHOA!!!!! Here we go again. Everything worked, then that last line nailed it shut. Awesome, Plaridel!

    Reply
    • 30. plaridel  |  December 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      kent:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 31. Alicia Jamtaas  |  December 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Oh! I want to get on that bus, punch that fellow, scream at the bus driver and take Amelia home – my home. Very well done! You stirred some strong emotions.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  December 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      alicia:

      i deeply appreciate the compliment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 33. michael1148humphris  |  December 31, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    It seems like she is between a stone and a hard place, but i believe she will win through.

    Reply
    • 34. plaridel  |  January 1, 2017 at 9:46 am

      michael:

      she’s in a very tough situation indeed. let’s hope for the best.

      Reply
  • 35. Dawn Quyle Landau  |  January 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I hope Amelia got right off that bus! What a horrific situation, all too common!

    Reply
    • 36. plaridel  |  January 3, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      dawn:

      she should wise up before it’s too late and she becomes another statistic.

      Reply
      • 37. Dawn Quyle Landau  |  January 3, 2017 at 10:40 pm

        Sounds like she already is a statistic… and as therapist who has worked with sexually molested girls, it has very little to do with wisening up, and everything to do with men who violate girls and women. Sad story, sat reality!

        Reply
        • 38. plaridel  |  January 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

          dawn:

          i think liz was right. she should have reported him to the police.

          Reply

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