(Author’s note: On a well earned vacation this week, then 3 weeks of camp (I really do not understand the reason for camps. They don’t do what they’re supposed to do…</rant>.) I may not be posting on February 21st, due to being in transit from Korea back to America. It’ll be quite…interesting. Otherwise, here’s today’s fictioneers!)
Hitchin’ A Ride
by Miles H. Rost
“We stayed WAY too late at the fair.”
Travis and Lizzie were bummed they missed the bus back to their home in the next county. Worth it to go to the amusement park, but not worth it to walk 25 miles back home.
“If we hoof it 2 miles an hour, we can be home by lunch.”
“Got your cell phone with?”
“You know my family doesn’t do cell phones, Trav.”
“Maybe your mom knows we’re gone…”
Just then, a blue Trans-Am pulled over and screeched the tires.
Lizzie facepalmed. Travis looked stunned.
“Well? Gonna get in, or ya gonna hoof it?”
I wasn’t sure who was in the Trans-Am? Lizzie’s mother? Someone more sinister?
Now that people mention it, I think it’s good I didn’t explain who it was…
Same here. The ending seemed tantalising. Good story.
It was quite unintentional. I figured people would catch upon the language. But hey, it works!
If it isn’t Lizzie’s Mum stay out of the Transam. Good story with ambiguous ending.
Yep, now that I see it, it works! 😀
Option No. 3 it is!
At least it’s not Experiment IV (Kate Bush! *.*)
Hope they got home safe…
Most people do! 😀
Hoof it, kids. Definitely hoof it.
They’ll be walking, yes indeed, they’ll be walkin’… XD
Since the driver used the same vernacular, I’m hoping it was Lizzie’s mom. If not? Run!
The original idea was likely going to be the mother, however everyone else was so concerned, I’m leaving it ambiguous. Bwahaha!
Oh yes, very much yes! My favorite!
I’m feeling positive today, so it WAS Lizzie’s mum!
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Originally, you would be right. However, everyone else just made it ambiguous.
Depends on who you are and where you are. 😀
Entertaining story with a tantalizing end. Seems like the commenters are split on whether or not they should get in the car. I’m curious!
I am too, actually!
The fact that Lizzie facepalmed and Travis looked stunned leads me to think they know the driver… At least I sure hope they do!
You’d largely be correct, at least in my own eyes. 🙂
If there’s one driver and two of them, it mightn’t be so bad. And from the driver’s comment, he knows them or where they’re going.
Who said it was a he? XD
This isn’t going to end well. Great story.
Will it? We are not sure! A follow-up story may have to happen, then.
Wow, in today’s day and age, that can be a really seriously dangerous thing to do. Hopefully they found an honest good samaritan.
Well, that’s in today’s age. That was one thing I didn’t establish firmly in this story…was it today, or was it years ago? Hint: The Trans Am…^_-
Bad time to miss the bus — the last one of the evening. The title of the story makes it sound like this isn’t one of their parents, but Lizzie’s reaction made me think she knows him, so maybe it’s not as ominous as it seemed at first. Interesting ambiguity!
Thank you! Glad to be ambiguous! 😀
HItchin’ in the 60’s, and 70’s was a true adventure. Today easily a miss adventure. Fond memories Miles.
Glad to have brought those memories back! “Stranger Danger” killed a lot of hitchhiking ideas after the 70s.
Intriguing … I agree – Lizzie’s face palm suggests it’s someone they know but the title says otherwise! Do tell! 🙂
That will have to be later. I’ll likely put this on the ever growing list of works to revisit in my post-Korea recovery.
Like the commenters said, nice cliffhanger! I am going to offer a third suggestion: the driver was one of Travis’s relatives.
Iiiiinteresting. I think we’ll have to see what comes from this. *rubbing hands in evil thought*
Love the story line!
Thanks, Mike! And welcome to my blog! 😀