Friday, November 07, 2014

Oranges and Lemons

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Jean L. Hays
I saw a familiar lemon the other day. Parked forlornly in the derelict car yard on edge of the city, a stark reminder of the bygone times.

Then I was entranced by its blandness, never having owned a car before and unaware of it’s notorious past.  It was kind of homely, fuel thirsty and too expensive to run. 

It remains a mirror to my relationship at the time.  That too was soured by the failure to perform and frequent breakdowns.


It stalled one day and I left it by the roadside.  Hitching a ride to another town never to return.


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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

I believe this is my 


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 Friday Fictioneer entry.  It's been an absolute pleasure participating and a big thank you to Rochelle for providing the prompt each week.  And to every one of you who reads my blog and leaves a comment.  Thank you for your encouragement and support.  

14 comments :

  1. A familiar lemon...oh my.

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    1. Lemons add zest to life.

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    They say that dogs and their owners start looking alike after a while. Could this apply to car owners as well? Nice one.

    And...Happy anniversary. Happy to have you aboard.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I don't know Rochelle, I don't own a dump-truck yet ;-)
      Thanks for your wishes, I am glad to be on board.

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  3. Interesting comparison. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Ruth, glad you liked it.

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  4. Ah.. I guess at the end of the day when even the car is broken there is nothing to keep you.. there are new dust-bowl towns to trawl for cars and girls..

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    1. Cars/relationships sometimes can be hard to repair. Thanks for reading and commenting Björn.

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  5. It's best to leave those things that no longer work well. They cost too much.

    Lily

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    1. That is true too. Thanks for reading and commenting Lily.

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  6. I like the connection you've made between the car and the character. It would be hard to see it sitting there, with all the bad memories it evokes.

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    1. Thanks Margirene, I am glad you liked it.

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  7. Subroto, Interesting comparison. Maybe some people choose cars they think look like them. : ) Well written. : )

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    1. I think I am a Ferrari then (though probably a pickup truck in real life). Thanks for your comment Susan. I am glad you liked it.

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