Flat Tire?

This is a short story for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “Friday Fictioneers” which is a 100 word fiction piece on the photo prompt.


PHOTO PROMPT © G.L. MacMillan.

PHOTO PROMPT © G.L. MacMillan.


As the Johnson family stepped out of the car parked on the side of the road, they looked fearfully around. Just before the tire blew out they heard what sounded like a gunshot.

The sound wasn’t repeated, but a few people headed out of the little store by the filling station. One of them was an old-timer with a rifle over his shoulder. Everyone scurried out of his way.

“What the hell?” Mr. Johnson said.

Clem turned around, shot another bottle on the shelf and then pointed at their rear tire and fired.

“Grandpa! What are you doing?”


About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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11 Responses to Flat Tire?

  1. Jae Rose says:

    such a captivating scene and image – so true that what is not said is the essence of a good story


  2. oh my – and I know this isn’t your pic but I love it!


  3. I wouldn’t argue with him!


  4. Sounds like granpa is losing his marbles. LOL! Cute story.


  5. micklively says:

    Redneck hill-billies: they get everywhere!
    Good piece.


  6. gahlearner says:

    About time someone took that gun away from him, but I guess that’s never gonna happen. Good story, very vivid description.


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