FFftPP – The Little Girl

Posted: April 20, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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“I’m sure that the little girl in that back seat was signing us…” Harrison protested.

“She wasn’t,” Judy snapped.

“She was.”

“And what makes you think it was us she was signing at?” Judy asked. “Out of all the people on this road?”

Harrison mumbled his reply and kept glancing down, unwilling to meet his wife’s stern gaze.

“What was that?” Judy asked in a tone that made it clear she’d heard what he said and just wanted it repeated so she could point out how idiotic it was.

“I just had a feeling,” he muttered sheepishly.

“Just a feeling.” Judy rolled her eyes. “And that feeling was enough to make you take both hands off the wheel and start signing back?”

Harrison looked from his wife to the wreck of their car, lying in a ditch, smoke wafting from the engine. He opened his mouth, hoping an excuse would come to him if he started talking.

Then he saw her, still riding in the back seat of the car as it moved into the distance. The little girl pressed her nose up against the glass and laughed. Then she was gone, the car carrying her off into the distance.

Word Count: 187

This is my entry for this week’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. Thanks to rogershipp for running the challenge! Picture is from pixabay.com.

  1. Dorah A. K. says:

    Poor Harrison! What is it that they say? …. No good deed ever goes unpunished ….

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  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Interesting story. It seems as if the husband was an idiot for taking his hands off the wheel and crashing the car. But he has this feeling, so I hope he wasn’t seeing a little girl signing, a little girl who will never be seen again 😦 Great write!

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  3. The Voice says:

    An idiot driver and wicked little girl. What’s not to like about this story…lol. Nice job.

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  4. Oh, dear. Not a good day for Harrison! Great little story.

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  5. A really great story showing why it is dangerous to look at anything other than road when you are driving.

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  6. swritings says:

    Well taking both hands off the wheel certainly didn’t help matters much! Great take! 🙂

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  7. jademwong says:

    Oh no! Poor Harrison. And that little girl better be careful, Karma’s not going to let that slide lol

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    • Well, it’s as much his fault as the little girl’s. Taking your hands off the steering wheel isn’t a very good idea. Still, one would hope that Karma does punish her at least a little.
      Thanks for commenting!

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