Friday Fictioneers: Panic


“Stop the car!” Stephanie screams, banging her fists on the dashboard. 

Josh doesn’t say a thing. He grinds his teeth and digs his nails into the steering wheel as he tries to make it through this herd of sheep. Who herds their sheep in the middle of the road anyway? Slowly, he lifts his foot off the brakes and as the car begins to slide forward, Stephanie shrieks, causing panic and his foot to once again cemented on the pedal. Angry, Josh shifts the car to park and get out of the car. “That’s it! I’m walking back to the hotel.”

(101 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

17 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Panic

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  2. Oh no lol. Travelling can be frustrating and cause anger btw couples or friends. It’s just one of those things. Hope the hotel is not far. The sheep in the road, I could see that would be difficult to deal with, if you’re not used to it. In Canada, in the mountains wildlife often will stand in the road, big horn sheep, caraboo, moose, what can you do but let them be and wait for them to move on? In our case, the animals might attack your car if they see you as a threat and moose can kill! Great take Yinglan.

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    • Yeah, some people don’t react well to situations like driving through a herd of sheep on the road. The only time I met this kind of situation was when I had to wait for the bison to cross the road in Yellowstone. They’re slow and took forever to make it to the other side and what could we do but wait. Thank you for reading.

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