The Highway Code : FFftPP

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The Highway Code

The driver didn’t appear stressed.

His grip was relaxed on the steering wheel and his eyes were on the road ahead.

He was was a little close to the car in front but the weather conditions were fine and the road was dry.

“First driving test?”

“No … my second.” he said apologetically, turning towards me.

“Keep your eyes on the road!”


He started to overtake a blue car in front.

As we approached the car he turned once again.

The little girl in the back seat is signing us.”

“Keep …”

It happened so fast.

The car in front veered suddenly to the right.

I screamed, “Brake,” but it was already too late.

But there was no noise, no impact and no accident.

The screens in front dimmed, all movement ceased and the car doors sprung open to show the interior of the testing hanger and the lines of other simulators.

“Please unbuckle your seatbelt Sir,” I said.

“Third time lucky perhaps,” I added.

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly challenge by Roger Shipp. This weeks image is © pixabay car-driving-road-dashboard-wheel-316709.

  • A photo prompt and an introductory sentence/ topic is to be used as your ‘muse’. They will arrive promptly at midnight each Friday morning.
  • Include the photo prompt and its credits with your story on your blog. Use of theintroductory sentence/ topic is optional. Some followers like the introductory sentence ideas.
  • All stories are to be crafted and honed to under 200 words in length.

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