Friday Fictioneers – Sweet Freedom

Friday Fictioneers is here! Enjoy!

© Al Forbes

Sweet Freedom

by Miles H. Rost

“Got it loaded up?” Mark asked.

“Yeah. Took about an hour to do, but she’s still in good condition,” his brother, Peter, replied.

When they first saw the old jalopy, they knew that they had to have her. But it cost almost everything they had to get it from the owner, who hated what it was and was leaving it to rot.

“Can’t believe how much it took to get her out of that prison. But just wait, with a little time, we’ll get her running again. I mean, we already got her looking clean.”

The car beamed in the sunshine, free.

11 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Sweet Freedom

  1. It’s sad to see old cars rotting; they seem so bereft, where once they had purpose. Not unlike some people, or animals, buildings, etc. A little TLC and most, if not all, could enjoy the dignity of which your story speaks…

  2. Great line, with the car smiling in the sunshine. It’s always lovely to see people who value treasures actually get them. Too much gets thrown away.

  3. Great story, Miles, although the problem with anthropomorphizing cars is that you feel like a murderer when you finally junk them. 🙂 In any case, glad the car got a few more miles under its tires.

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