Stories From the Open Road

I will leave you with a little bedtime reading… it might encourage dreams of being on the open road…going somewhere, with someone…. The results of last week’s Carrot Ranch Flash fiction…99 words, no more, no less.. Enjoy.

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Out of the confines, the open road calls. A winding ribbon of mapless tar or a straight path with a determined destination. It’s a journey, a diversion, a means to the end. Whether enjoying or escaping, the open road has stories at ever mile marker.

And who better to craft such stories than those on the writer’s road? This week, writers packed light and traveled where the prompt took them.

The following is based on the February 27, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the open road.

PART I (10-minute read)


Wide Open by clfalcone *

The open road stretched like a contrasting asphalt ribbon plying the desolate range. Iridescent hues painted the darkening sunset as stars began their evening dance.

Night soon, then frost, bitter cold.

He slouched next to his luggage, amazed, shocked. The pickup pulled away, tailpipe smoking…

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