I just want to say at the outset that my writing this particular story is Doug Macilroy’s fault. If you read his contribution to this week’s Friday Fictioneers, you will find a charming, romantic piece that melts your heart. How he got romance out of this picture I could not begin to fathom, but by the time I had tried to figure it out, I was caught in the web of romance and could not get lose. However, not being possessed of the imaginative insight that Doug has, I could not seem to get free of the subject of cars, so my love story is of a slightly different caliber than his. Nevertheless, love — as they say — is where you find it — and an old, abandoned car lot is as good a place as any.
Our picture this week is courtesy of Jean L. Hayes. (Sorry, no link available). My story is below the photo.
Revvin’ Up The Love
“Hey, Babe, wanna take a spin?”
“You talkin’ to me?” Ethel Edsel looked across the abandoned-car lot at the ugly yellow Edsel with the bulldozer attached to its nose. What was that contraption anyway?
“Yeah. You wanna go for a run?”
“You wouldn’t want to run with someone nicknamed Rusty Ethel.”
“Hey, they call me Bull, but it’s what’s inside that counts. Take me: sort of ugly outside, but inside I got a heart a’ gold. And I bet your little engine still purrs like a kitten.”
Bull grinned. “Come on. Rev ‘er up and let’s make it a date.”
26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – 11/7/14 – Revvin’ Up The Love”
Oil enjoy this run out.. 😉 nice one..
I like the story and the photo. Where was that taken?
I don’t know much at all about the picture. It was the prompt for the “Friday Fictioneers” writing challenge. If you follow that link to the host page, you might be able to ask on there about the picture. I’m glad you liked the story though.
An auto-romance is on the cards!
Sandra, Cute story. I like your characters. I can just see the looks on people’s faces when they see two driverless cars coming down the street. Creative idea and well written. 🙂 — Susan
Thank you. Doug’s was the real romance, but after reading his, I just couldn’t get this idea off my mind.
Well, there’s romance and then there’s romance. Cute heavy metal story.
Whenever I get to the bottom of the comments, I find Rochelle has said exactly what I wanted to say. 😦 So at risk of repeating, I guess it’s romance – of a kind. 🙂 Lovely tale.
Thanks, Sandra. And I never mind duplicate comments — well — as long as their kind.
I’m glad that the glow of romance carried you through this week’s story. A fanciful take on a difficult prompt. No way I could have pulled this off but you nailed it. I went to the beach.
How could I not take pity on two castaway cars that so obviously needed love?
Rev ’em up and let’s go, baby! What a fun story!
Thanks, Liz. It was definitely fun to write.
No matter who you blame, Doug or someone else, this is a true romantic tale. Well done!
Thank you. I had fun with it.
And after a while a little bicycle was born.. cute date.
Oh, that adds a whole new dimension, Bjorn. Thanks.
Romance is romance is romance. Aaahhhh 🙂
A sweet love story, with a humorous edge. Nice job!
Plenty of romance is in the cards for Friday Fictioneers this week, but I’m enjoying the ride. Nice story. I like the way you revved up the heat.
All my best,
Thank you for taking the time to let me know.
I see a new Disney movie! Nicely done.
Oh, if only your vision would come true. I could certainly use the money that resulted from selling a script to Disney.
They’re a match made in heaven. Lovely story – two ugly ducklings with hearts of gold.
Thank you. I had a good time with it.