Bad Decision

Posted: May 10, 2017 in Friday Fictioneers
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Today’s photo prompt was taken by our fearless leader, Rochelle. Thanks for posting it! I’m sure this poor injured car will inspire many interesting stories.

Be careful what you wish for

Dearest Rebecca,

I cannot believe you left me hangin. What about through thick and thin? Sure, I done it. So’d you! Right there beside me, whooping, “Go! Go! Go! One more round!” But, darlin’, at some point we should a stopped. No way in hell that big feller deserved what we done. Takin him out in the field in the middle of the night, tyin him to the fence! Usin that ladder. What was we thinkin?

Well, it’s over now. Cept I got three years; you got nothin. Who knew people’d be so strict about takin elephants out for a joy ride?

(101 words)

  1. Dear Lish,

    OMG, if I’d been a-drinkin I woulda spewed. Hilarious.



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  2. neilmacdon says:

    So that’s what they mean by the elephant in the room!

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  3. James says:

    The car doesn’t seem damaged enough to have taken an elephant out riding.

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    • Indeed not! Sheesh! The car didn’t take anyone anywhere. The idea is – “you left me hangin'” as in the rearview mirror hangin’ off the car. Thanks for wondering!


  4. That was a very unexpected end Alicia!

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Ha, a whole new meaning to joy ride! 🙂

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  6. Dale says:

    I be very glad I had already swallered my coffee! That was a fun ride indeed!

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  7. k rawson says:

    Yowsa, I did not see that one coming. That was one crazy night!

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  8. I wonder what the elephant thought… hope he had fun. Love the take.

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  9. Lynn Love says:

    Ha! There was I building up for some kind of ‘Saw’ type torture scenario and you tricked me … with an elephant! Lovely spin and well done for that sleight of hand there, Alicia

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  10. draliman says:

    Poor elephant! Fun 🙂

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  11. Liz Young says:

    Your characters clearly had drunk of smoked too much of something to take that decision!

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  12. rgayer55 says:

    Great job, Alicia. You tickled my funny bone with this one.
    The penalty seemed a little stiff, so I assume he’s a repeat offender. What did he joy-ride last time? Ostriches? Sea Turtles?

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  13. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    I had know idea where this was story was going but never expected joy riding an elephant. Nicely done.

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  14. Oh, I do so love the super-sized twist at the end! This is such a quirky story, and just my cup of tea. Thanks, Alicia, for making me laugh out loud 😀

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  15. Not what I was expecting. Great job. I enjoyed it.


  16. Michael Wynn says:

    Great twist, i love the idea of taking an elephant out for a joy ride

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  17. Joy Pixley says:

    What an unexpected twist at the end! I love the voice, too. I just hope that no elephants were harmed in the production of this drunken joy ride! 🙂

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  18. Wow, Alisha. Three years in jail for riding an elephant. Maybe it was considered stealing an elephant. I’d hate to have to tell someone I served time in jail for riding an elephant. Humorous story and good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  19. Sarah Ann says:

    So funny. Although I think I’m feeling a little sorry for the elephant. Loved the voice in this.

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