Choke -#writespiration #flashfiction

Sacha Black challenges us to write something using the word ‘choke’ using just 52 words (no more, no less).

52 Weeks: 52 Words Writespiration 2017

Choke – by Hugh W. Roberts

Olive Mackeson had died choking on a cheese and sweet pickle sandwich, shortly after pulling out the choke on the dashboard of her car, as her foot slipped off the clutch, forcing the car into the path of an oncoming truck.

Registration number of the car – K, one, one, L, M, E

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45 thoughts on “Choke -#writespiration #flashfiction

  1. I’m not sure what the choke of the car is, but here where I live you can get a traffic ticket for eating while driving, so that what happened to poor Olive wouldn’t happen. Brilliant use of the prompt word.

    1. Thanks, Vashti. The same here in the U.K. You can be prosecuted for eating while driving a car. Even if waiting for the lights to turn green and with your car at a standstill, you can be prosecuted if caught eating, reading, or holding a mobile phone.

  2. Very clever! Hi, I’m Kate and I’m coming from a blog party at which your blog was recommended by DG Kaye as a good one to check out! Nice job on the prompt. Do you get bonus points for using “choke” twice? 🙂

    1. Hi, Kate. Thanks so much for coming over from the Blog party you were at. I’ll certainly thank Debby for recommending my blog.
      I’m not so sure about getting any bonus points for using two different variations of the prompt word but I enjoyed doing the challenge. The vehicle choke was the first thing I thought about when I saw the prompt.

    1. Thanks, Debby. The choke in a vehicle was the first thing that came to me when I saw the prompt word, so I wanted to use it. Then I threw in the other ‘choke’ at the beginning. I’ve a true story about that licence plate. I will tell you about it when I see you at the Bash. 😀

    1. Thanks, Tegan. I’m not so sure if the bonus points will apply, but I certainly wanted to use both versions of the word in the flash fiction. In fact, it was the choke of the car that first came to me when I read the prompt.
      Hugs to you.

  3. Nice use of the word prompt! Although I can’t imagine what Olive was being a bit over ambitious- eating, pulling the choke and keeping her foot on the clutch all at the same time. I’ve never had a cheese and sweet pickle sandwich either- I’m intrigued. 🙂

  4. Oh my!!! Hugh… this is scary… considering what I went through yesterday…
    Not sure if it was a gust of wind or a tyre blow out but I was in the fast lane doing 70 mph and the car suddenly veered towards the central reservation and I couldn’t turn it back. Hit the barrier, spun around. hit it again then spun off into the middle of the road. The scariest thing to happen to me..

    1. What a terrifying experience, Ritu. I do hope you are all OK? Was it just you in the car? I can’t imagine how scared I would have been had it been me in a car when that happened. I hope you’re taking it easy today? Take care of yourself. Virtual hugs on the way to you. xx

    1. Thanks, Darlene. It was another tough prompt word to use from Sacha. When I read what it was, I immediately remembered how my father used the choke in our car back when I was a young child. I was surprised to find that some vehicles still have them.

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