And off we go. Today is “A”. Just to refresh your memory (and mine 😉 ) I indicated that I would be doing a flash fiction story with no more than 200 words in a location beginning with letters A to Z. Today it’s Arizona!
It was 10 am. The temperature was already 100. You and I sat in the backseat of the rental with the guys in the front. You popped the top on a can of Miller and offered it to me. Everything in my world said “no” but I was trying to be your friend because I was crazy in love with your brother. So, I sipped.
Breakfast would be the next stop. Huevos Rancheros with salsa verde and refried black beans in a greasy spoon where men wore cowboy boots and glared at your tattooed, dark-skinned boyfriend.
REM played on the car stereo. “This one goes out to the one I love.”
This is a memory from another lifetime. In my head, I can still hear your chortle. In my head, the pool we frolicked in is replaced by the tub you died in.
There’s a picture of the four of us, the Grand Canyon the backdrop. The huge empty space gaping wide. Our smiles so innocent. I hear a giggle swept away by the desert wind. “This one goes out to the one I left behind.”
18 thoughts on “By the Time I Get to Arizona #amwriting”
Nice start Sascha, a whole lot packed into those 200 words. Look forward to seeing where else we travel too.
A very belated but sincere, thanks. 🙂
An excellent A! So good to see you have the word limit, I’m afraid I rarely get to the end of tales that go on and on! I wonder where you will take us tomorrow.
My Friend Rosey – A
Wow! That’s impressive. It just earned you a click on that follow button.
Thank you so much. That’s praise indeed. 🙂
what a sad tale. good start for the challenge.
have a lovely day.
Sad but evocative of how songs hold such memories.
This is evocative on so many levels. Excellent start, Sascha.
Thank you, Varad. Sorry for the late reply! 🙂
Well done, Sasha. A sad saga…
Thank you, Rowena. Thanks for dropping by and commenting and I’m sorry about the late reply.
Oh, this is so wistful and poignant! Such a lot of sadness. Liz http://www.poetryroundabout.com I’m doing Z to A!
Thank you, Liz! Sorry for the late reply!
Sascha, this is wonderful in every way & reminds me why I love short fiction so much <3
I saw C first, very good and now A knocked my socks off. Onto to B … burlington
Thanks. I may have used everything up on “A”. lol 🙂
B and C are equally good in my book. Looking forward to D. I’ll pop on over shortly.