It is Friday and time for Friday Fictioneers.   Every Friday we gather here to share our stories of 100 words from a photo prompt. We are hosted by the ever effervescent Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Comments and constructive critiques are welcomed.

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Jean L. Hays

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Jean L. Hays

She  squirmed uncomfortably in the back seat.  She was tightly wedged in on both sides – a skinny Canadian expat on her right and a big American woman on the left.

Sally shifted herself, pushing up on the roof for support.  She could hardly breathe.  She tried to lean back but was met with their unyielding luggage.

How did she get in this fix?  She would need the jaws of life to get her out of this.  She dared not look at the woman. It would start another flood of conversation and tears about the boyfriend again.

She counted the hours.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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10 Responses to A TIGHT FIX

  1. Dear Lily,

    Looks like Lily has a long, tense journey ahead of her. I’m uncomfortable for her.



  2. Even a 30 minute journey in this situation would last forever!

  3. And I guess there is not even an air-conditioner working… and from your comment to Rochelle this was a true event..

    • hafong says:

      Yes, true. Long ride to airport in Accra, Ghana to catch flight home. I have just the memory of the discomfort and not the real thing. Time heals all. 🙂


  4. Margaret says:

    I feel for her. We do need our personal space. Your story shows the discomfort and stressfulness of such situations.

  5. Lily, I understand how uncomforable she is. I hate to be wedged up against people, especially in hot weather. Well written. 🙂 — Susan

  6. subroto says:

    But it looks like that she survived to tell a tale. Nicely done.

  7. Yikes! A bad ride ahead – wedged in PLUD+S bad stories.

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