I’ve been away too long, lost among overgrown untravelled paths this last while with no fiction in my mind nor fingertips.  But I’ve found my way back to this favourite spot – Friday Fictioneers.  It’s where storytellers gather to tell their tales of 100 words or so according to a photo prompt.  We are hosted by our gracious host, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here is my tale of 99 words.

traffic lights

The glare of headlights nearly blinded her.  She clung onto the steering wheel with all her might, willing the car to stay the course.  Horns honked and blared.  She willed herself not to scream.  Everything was coming at her every which way.  What kind of nightmare was she in?  Was she sleeping or awake?

She remembers going down this road so many times.  Oh, how she wishes she could forget. Memory lane is not what it is cracked up to be.  Where’s the champagne and balloons? Where’s the laughter?  Where’s John Travalta singing Staying Alive?  Where’s……Oh my  God, Nooo!

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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18 Responses to STAYING ALIVE

  1. menons129 says:

    Very nicely narrated. I could feel the honking of the cars.

  2. Sandra says:

    Well done. I was getting quite panicked reading it.

  3. Dear Lily,

    Welcome back. Your story is quite the panic attack. Well done.



  4. Oh no.. a trip down memory lane must be like driving on the highway against the oncoming traffic.. well narrated, and glad to see you back at FF

  5. Vividly written, I hope my trips on memory lane aren’t as dramitically dangerous. Cheers, james

  6. I enjoyed your twist on memory lane. Suspenseful, too.

  7. gahlearner says:

    Driving on memory lane requires an extra set of airbags. Good story.

  8. Welcome back, Lily. Memory lane must be terrifying for some. Very realistic and well written. —- Suzanne

  9. Did she make it or did she not? I suppose she lived to tell her tale ….. I am glad your fingers are getting a workout 🙂

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