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

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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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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