FF: Free At Last

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Like a bird breaking free from its cage, like waves crashing past the breakers, I hop into my ’99 Chevy. It is mint green and all mine.

It’s my first road trip. Skies are clear. I have money and a pop-up tent and plenty of snacks. No plans required. Just my Road Atlas and imagination and one of those new-fangled devices called cell phones.

Who knows what will happen next? I can hardly wait to find out.


This is my entry for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks Dale and Rochelle for an inspiring prompt. Been away for a while due to sheer emotional exhaustion. I’m still feeling pretty tired, enough to dream of some time off from anything even remotely resembling “responsibility.” (As if that is going to happen….)

17 thoughts on “FF: Free At Last

  1. Anne,
    Good to see your writing again! So she pops into her “mint green” car and right away I knew this was going to be a fresh new start on a journey of faith and hope. Loved the opening sentence, the breaking free imagery.

  2. Dear Anne,

    Sounds like a delightful trip. Just her and the open road. Made me smile. And it makes me smile to see you back. Sometimes you just have to back off and take care of yourself. Hope it’s onward and upward from here.



  3. This makes me very nostalgic. I went on a road trip like that once, just after graduating from college. I didn’t have any educational responsibilities anymore, and I did not yet have the responsibilities of a full-time job. I knew if I was ever going to do a cross country trip, I had one and only one opportunity to do it.

    I could not get cell phone signal for the vast majority of the trip.

  4. Nicely written optimistic story. I like your use of the word ‘mint’ with all its connotations; not just the colour, but brand new and, in today’s argot, something good and a little special. What a lot you achieve with the use of that word!

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