Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction
The Assignment: The idea of Photo Fiction is write a story of around 100-200 words (which is also called Flash Fiction) based on a photo as a prompt. In this particular photo fiction, the story must be based on the photo below.
Watch Out for the Potholes
“Shane I am sure you’ve heard your father and I talking about how the winter wreaks havoc on the roads. I only mention it again because you are a new driver. Watch out for the potholes.”
“Sure mom.” Shane hadn’t looked up when his mom was speaking. With his eyes glued to the television, he was achieving his highest score yet on Grand Theft Auto.
Frowning in frustration at her son, Virginia went to the kitchen when she heard the telephone ringing.
“Hey Mrs. P. Is Shane at home?”
“Tanya? Sure just a minute.”
Virginia handed her son the receiver as he came into the kitchen and left to give him privacy. After a short while, Shane found her in the family room.
“Tanya is at the mall. Can I borrow the car to meet her.”
“Yes but remember what I said about the potholes.”
“9-1-1 What’s your emergency?”
“I’m not hurt but I do need help. I was warned to watch for potholes, but I didn’t expect a sinkhole larger than the car.”
“The police are on their way.”
Next Shane called home.