Flash in the Pan

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She was desperate to know where they were going this late and crept out of the drive behind them.

Michelle was certain she had been this way before, but as the rain pelted the windscreen, she could hardly see the road. In the pitch dark, she was only feeling her way along.

When the headlamps of the massive truck cut through the wall of water, she swerved to the right. The truck driver jackknifed the rig to miss her.

All the coroner’s report listed as cause of death was “MVA involving tractor-trailer and motorcycle”.

Welcome to "Flash in the Pan"

Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

This week’s feature word is right. The last week in July already and it marks the last of the 100-word upper limit for Flash in the Pan. Just under, this flash comes in at 94 words. Be on the lookout for a Hot Flash before we swerve into the words for August and the new word limit.

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Who was she following? Why would she get on a motorcycle in those conditions?

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  1. She was following a train of bikers in her club. She got on the motorcycle as part of a final initiation into the motorcycle club. The test was to stay with the gang in horrendous conditions at night without wiping out. The truck driver was an innocent part of the ritual.

    This is a great flash for the thinking person, Red. Left to my imaginations, I had to fill in the gaps of the story line. Great work!
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  2. She was following her husband to see what he was secretly up to.
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  3. Michelle had reason to believe her boyfriend (or husband) was up to no good when he took off with his buddies. She knew when he was up to no good. Too bad it cost her.

    I have liked all your flashes but tonight, I believe I like this one the best. So much intrigue!
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    • Thank you, Tess. This one was not what I expected when I first saw the word. For that matter, it was not the ending I expected from what I did begin. That has to be the reason I like flash so much. xxx

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  4. I think she was following her children, teenagers up to no good perhaps but it was enough to make her go out on such a dreadful evening, and the consequences were so deadly 🙁

    A truly great Flash Red 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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    • Novel! I do not think anyone has brought up the possibility it was children. Gives a very different feel than the cheating/misbehaving Mate. Twisted. 🙂

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  5. She should have believed whoever she was going to spy. Poor woman.
    great flash, Red.

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  6. Michelle is a fledgling private investigator whose client wants to get the dirt on her cheating husband.
    In order to get her career off the ground, she’ll take any job, no matter how dangerous.
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