Leo’s Escape

In Fiction on March 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

A Home-made car

Leo’s Escape

“Gee, thanks…”

Leo had been asking his parents to buy him a car for months. Nothing fancy, of course—he didn’t need a Ferrari—just something to get around in. He’d begged and begged, ingratiating himself, playing the good son, doing humiliating chores, but all for nothing.

Or so he had thought, until his father unveiled what he surely believed to be a terrific joke: a homemade jalopy, with rusted doors, salvaged seats and a shifter made from the head of a piston.

But suddenly Leo saw the car for what it was and whispered with utter sincerity:

“Thank you.”




This is my quick response to the Friday Fictioneers prompt this week. Click the blue guy to check out the other great stories!

Happy weekend everyone!

Related: The Hideout // Silence // The Pebble

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  1. You and I have the same main character.

  2. Heehee, you’ve taken the same story as me in a different direction. I’m glad Leo liked his parents’ gift – seems like it’s better than the one my character’s getting!

  3. I love the son’s appreciation this speaks volumes to us as humans. Great writing.

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