August 28, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features a red convertible. Who is driving or riding? Where is the car going? Maybe it isn’t even a car. Have fun and go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
The Toy Car – by Hugh W. Roberts
I’d spent all my pocket money. Mum wouldn’t buy me the toy red convertible car, so I stole it after hearing somebody say the seller was blind.
That night, I woke to the roar of a car engine and was shocked to see the toy car I’d stolen now full-sized.
Behind the steering wheel was a figure I recognised with dark glasses, who was shaking a white cane.
My screams got drowned out by the constant sound of the car horn while full-beamed lights blinded my eyes. Now I’m deaf and blind.
I wish I hadn’t stolen the car.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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