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It’s Your Turn

Welcome to Day 25 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 t-shirt designers agreeΒ  is the reason for designing t-shirts. Today’s prompt is Fact or Fiction,Β  and you can thank Linda once more for this one. Don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you participated in today’s challenge before realizing that you desperately need a new t-shirt.

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This is the fifth part of an undetermined-part series that I just can’t seem to end. You can read part one, part two, part three and part four if you’d like. Or even if you wouldn’t like.

It’s Your Turn

β€œTake me with you,” she said.

They left the bar in silence. He took her hand as they stepped out into the parking lot and led her to a low-slung black car. He unlocked the passenger side door and she slid into the seat. Once he’d settled in behind the wheel, he turned to her and asked: “So, where to? Which way to pick up your stuff?”

“There’s nothing at my place that I can’t live without. I’m ready to go,” and smiled as she added, “As long as you promise me we can stop someplace so I can buy a toothbrush.”

The corner of his mouth twitched upwards in response as he started the car. He pointed the car west after crossing the lot and after a few minutes on the road, switched the radio on low.

She was lost in her thoughts, fighting off the temptation to second guess this impulsive decision. Resisting the urge to tell him to pull over and let her out. She realized suddenly that he never had told her his name. Her head snapped round to look at him. Who was he? She opened her mouth and then abruptly shut it. Did she really want to know?

He asked the question before she’d had a chance to make a decision. It caught her off guard, coming so completely out of the blue without any context at all, that she’d asked him to repeat it.

“It’s going to be a long ride, Emma. So… there is a light bulb that has been lit since 1901 – fact or fiction?”

She laughed. “My name isn’t Emma, you still haven’t told me your name, and fact.”

He gave another crooked smile, “You can call me whatever you want, Emma. And yes, it’s a fact. Your turn.”


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  • Some great writing, Nicky. I’m on the edge of my seat to know what happens next.

  • Too late. I fell off.

  • Tami Von Zalez

    What the h**l is she Emma, whoever she is, thinking? Didn’t her mama ever tell her not to accept rides from stangers? Or buy t-shirts for some yet unnamed charity?

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  • Silly, silly, Nicky, this post is way too short! We want more!

    And those are very nice-looking t-shirts, indeed. πŸ™‚

  • I love this segment and how you worked the prompt into it. I had to google that light bulb. Interesting! Thanks for sharing that.

  • Interesting story. Will there be more? πŸ™‚

    I like the shirts (though the word survivor doesn’t seem right… especially being as in my mind that word means much more than a blog challenge), but a little too pricey for me at this time. Maybe in the future if they are still available.

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  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Those t-shirts would sell better if they were wet. Just sayin’

    This piece needs more. It’s like truth or dare, but without the ending. I feel hungry.

  • I agree with Dufus…we are out here hanging on to the hope that “not really Emma” isn’t lying dead in a ditch and never had the opportunity to brush her teeth.

  • I can’t tell from your diction
    if this chick and her dude
    are more fact or more friction
    or was that too rude?

  • This story gets more intriguing, but i hope that it isn’t taking a turn towards a fifty shades of gray kind of venture…

  • I’m with you on the t-shirts although wouldn’t they cost more to ship if they were wet?

  • MalisaHargrove

    I hope this story goes on and on forever. Maybe in your next installment, Emma could be sporting her new t-shirt. πŸ™‚

  • Cadeaux

    I actually knew the thing about the bulb. This shows you just how boring a person I am.

  • I knew it I knew it I knew it!!!!

  • Are you OK? πŸ˜€

  • I’m okay except for this crack in my bottom.

  • KZ

    “Promptly afterwards, he murdered her and cut her up into little pieces. Thankfully, he had a spare 30M2DW t-shirt which he used as a towel to sop up the blood.”

    I bought a navy shirt in Large, by the way.

  • KZ

    I knew about this one too! Let’s be boring together.

  • One does NOT sop up blood with a 30M2DW t-shirt. Not even if one has plenty of them. Because they’re awesome. Like this challenge. πŸ™‚

    You’re the best, KZ. And I’ll totally deny that if anyone asks.

  • ‘Cause you are one smart cookie πŸ™‚

  • Not Emma, but the hitchhiker they pick up along the way will be a mysterious blonde Texan in black tank version…

  • Wait, you hope it DOESN’T…? πŸ˜‰

  • LOL, I’ll have to make sure she brushes her teeth in the next installment…just to alleviate everybody’s concern πŸ™‚

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  • This is scary good. I love that he calls her Emma. Now she might call him Paul. Well, why not!

  • I’m scared for “Emma”!


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