Kreative Kue 214

Title: Tail Lights

Tension mounted as Doyle and Laura sat in their car.

Luck loved tricks.

The mist rolled in just as their target drove off, hiding the fact that they were following him. They were just behind their target’s car and judging by the route the target took, the journey would be quite a while. Doyle could feel the tension reaching a fever pitch in him and Laura was eerily silent, her eyes staring intently at the red tail lights floating in front of them.

“Laura, why don’t we just stop for a while?”

“Shut up and drive,” she snapped. “follow him as closely as possible. We can’t lose him!”

“If we don’t stop, Laura, something bad is going to happen,” he warned. “I mean it. Why don’t we just explain to him?”

“Doyle Kennard Royston.”

He shrank under Laura’s frosty tones and withering look.

“Something bad is really going to happen,” he hated his own whimpering voice.

She kept silent. And he kept following their target.

A long sound of flatulence echoed in their car.

“Doyle Kennard Royston!”

“I told you!”

“By the gods, it stinks! Pull over and let me out! And tell Carson to pull over and wait for us! Good lord it stinks!”

(205 words)

I was stumped when I saw this prompt. It really challenged me as to what story I can spin out of this image. And it does not help when I have read wonderful stories and poetry from other challengers too.

Since I enjoy telling silly stories, I decided to turn to comic writing and see where it leads me to. And the Royston family is usually one of my favourite fiction characters to turn to for longer writing. They are born out of a Christmas story I wrote three years back and ever since, I have used them occasionally whenever I write longer fiction. But this is the first time I actually used them for such comic writing.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

On to this weekโ€™s challenge: Using this photo as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at before 6pm next Sunday (if you arenโ€™t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you). If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated, but please do also mention it in a comment here.

Prompt: Kreative Kue 214


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