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100 word fiction: Staring death in the face..

Staring death in the face..

Staring death in the face..

PHOTO PROMPT © The Reclining Gentleman

“We are late all because of your work. You knew we were leaving for a road trip, right? Wasn’t it possible to finish early at least today?”

Sarah and Rocky were a young couple who had summited 15 of the highest peaks in the world and survived through varied environments just on their willpower to achieve the impossible.

But they had never thought that a simple thing like giving a lift to a person could prove to be disastrous. They were thrown out of their car as their tormentor sped off. Minutes later, they were crawling on the road for help.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – September – My post no 15 for this month.

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  1. I tried hitching a lift once, and I got one, but it never occurred to me to steal the car! An interesting take.
    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

    • aseemrastogi2

      Haha don’t tell me I am giving you ideas ;). Good to know you liked the story :D.

  2. Crisp and with a message….good one

  3. kentuckygal50

    Visiting from NaBloPoMo.

    Interesting! I would like to know what else happens in this story. Quite the evocative 100 words!

    I picked up a hitchhiker or two in my day. Once was on a long stretch of Florida interestate after dark. He was dressed in the fatigues of a soldier. Despite the fact I really helped getting him out of a jam, in retrospect, it was a pretty dangerous thing for me to do.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Thanks Luann :). They did survive but yeah I guess helping people on the highway out of good faith is good but it can be dangerous. And therefore, one needs to be careful because you never know when things could get out of hand.

  4. I hope they make it, they seem like good people.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Hope so too. Though they did offer this guy a lift out of good faith, they were in for quite a shock later on :(. Guess, their good nature proved to be their undoing after all :/.

  5. aseemrastogi2

    So true. Guess it was something they never expected considering they were helping the individual out of good faith.

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