Friday Flash Fiction

Al Forbes

Photo Courtesy of Al Forbes

A car like this would have been on the road only a century ago. Imagine how much has changed since 1916. This was the future – and it has shaped our world in many ways.

Word count: 100

Blame it on the Wheel

“…Wind, rain, and flooding continue across the Midwest, no relief in sight.” The radio signal was sketchy, but the ominous news was clear: more of the same and getting worse. The old farm was a target for rising waters.

Amber looked around her grandparent’s farmhouse, focusing on her favorite picture of them. They stood beside their new Model T, black and shiny, smiling shyly at the camera, ready to take on the future.

After all the years of carbon emissions from 1.2 billion cars worldwide, things had changed. And the future they were racing toward was suddenly very different indeed.

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© Erin Leary

11 thoughts on “Friday Flash Fiction

  1. Wonderful story, full of nostalgia and understanding. When change is new, we seldom know where it leads. But when we do see what consequences change can have, like we do, and do nothing, like we do, then we are culpable.

  2. A good story linking the past with the present, Erin. My father was born in 1897 and used to say it was like a different world.So much had changed over that time. He had owned a Model A Ford that came out later. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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