Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for Chase





      Rich loved drag racing.  Always ready for the next challenge, his ‘67 mustang was powered with a sweet V-8 428 engine.  With a glance at the competition, he revved the engine. 




      A red flag few in the air.  He stomped the accelerator to the floor burying the speedometer.  Unfortunately, soon flashing red lights chased behind.





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  1. That can get seriously dangerous ... Nice write.

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    1. Rajlakshmi, especially if you don't know what you are doing! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. Why does that sound so familiar to me? ;)

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    1. Sheethal, uh oh? Do you outrun the cops? LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. ha ha ... in for some trouble...well a lot of it

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    1. shiva, more trouble than he bargained for I am afraid! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. Whoa, brilliant way to pen a 55 words fiction with the word chase. I am scared of the red lights that follow :P :D

    ~S(t)ri
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    1. iamstri, I am too! Sure way to ruin a great day to get caught with the red lights flashing behind you. LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. Oooh Rich just got caught! Another nice piece of fiction Kathy...

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    1. Nabanita, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. Oh ho, What will happen to him now..?

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    1. Bharat, probably a hefty fine and maybe a trip to the jail? Hard to say! This story was inspired by a true life experience of my Dad's. He used to drag race on the country roads. One night he led the police on a high speed chase away from the drag race he was participating in. They pursued him because someone had robbed a bank and had gotten away in a car similar to his. He ended up spending the night in jail until they could sort things out and left with a hefty ticket for going over 100 mph and he made the front page of the local newspaper for his antics. That was back in the 1950's. :D Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. Such a perfect story in 55 words.
    What happens next.....

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    1. Indepreet, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Andrea, always a lot more fun when you don't get caught! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. tulika, in this case...it sure does! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  10. Oh, scary! I just don't understand what thrill people get from such races.

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    1. Nisha, some folks find the speed thrilling and love the roar of the engine. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  11. awww... that rush of speeding up and that call for speeding down. I like it :)

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    1. Shine, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. Ah that would have brought him to a screeching halt for sure ;) Excellent work in 55 words, Kathy!

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    1. Shailaja, it sure would have! Thank you so much for stopping by. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story!♥

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  13. Whoops! Kathy! You got him by the.... :D

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    1. Vidya, LOLOLOLOLOLOL LMAO! Oh Vidya...thank you for stopping by and for the case of the giggles that you brought with you. LOL I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story! ♥

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  14. Kathy was it a dream!! Red lights following. They are scary. Nicely written.

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    1. Usha, um no...but seeing red light flashing behind me always are quite the expensive nightmare in my experience. Thankfully I haven't seen them coming after me much. LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. Like the twist of red lights huh :D

    Richa

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    1. Richa, I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. Wonderful writing Kathy, and done so effectively with few words. A cop died last week because he was speeding and ran under a trailer, which was parked off the road. It made me wonder how many tickets he gave out the day before.

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    1. Michelle, that is scary! I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. Rich needs to understand the value of human life and be careful. Fab 55er, racy :)

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    1. sulekkha, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  18. Absolutely love this one, Kathy. Super creative. It brought smile to my face:)

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    1. vishalbheeroo, I am so thrilled you liked it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. Those lights always ruin the fun

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    1. Pat, they sure do!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  20. Oops and the chase ended in a chase!

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    1. Aditi, one chase led to another! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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    1. SlimDoggy, it sure is! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  22. The rush you get with speeding and the rush you get when red lights chase you :D an awesome end. I find it so hard to write a Fiction 55 that has power of expression. You have written here amazingly :)

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    1. Shesha, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  23. OOPS!! that sounds like trouble :D

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    1. Swathi, with a capital T! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  24. SOunds straight like from MR.Bean! lol! Great story!

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    1. Danny, I am so happy you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  25. My Stang was hot off the line.
    Fun flash fiction. Nice to get a fictional ticket!!!

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    1. Dragon Tails and Scales, so happy you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  26. It's all fun and games until you see flashing lights in your rear view mirror. Awesome topic! :)

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    1. David, those lights spoil all the fun and bring a big reality check! Thank you for stopping by. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  27. Those flashing lights do seem to curb the need for speed. I have to watch that myself as my car likes to 'go'. (Really, it's the car, not me, haha!)

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    1. jannatwrites, LOL yes those cars have a mind of their own!! It wasn't me, it was the car!! Love it! Thank you so much for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  28. Rich needed to be smarter about WHERE to fulfill his need for speed. Like the salt flats. Of the middle of Montana. =)

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    1. Crystal, I agree! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  29. Ops - he will have it coming..but didn't see did he? Ha ha - great 55'er Kathy:-)

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  30. You know what they say, something like how proud we are of the red white and blue unless it's flashing in our rearview mirror!

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    1. JoJo, AMEN!!!!! LMAO!!! Thank you for stopping in and for your comments! So pleased you enjoyed my post! ♥

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  31. Hard to resist a big engine like that! Nice, Kathy. :-)

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    1. beachlover, lots of power under that hood! Thank you for stopping in. I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story! ♥

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  32. What a great story in so few words. Well done, Kathy!

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    1. Paula, I am so happy you liked my little story! Thank you for stopping in to read and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  33. Ha! well, he sure seems to be in trouble. Great write :)

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    1. Kajal, I wouldn't want to be him! I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  34. Yikes. Maybe he should skip the racing.

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    1. Joyce, little late at this point. He has been caught! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  35. Raced right into trouble, crisply done Kathy!!

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    1. Reshma, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  36. Don't you just love seeing those flashing lights? Does anything mess your day and mood up faster?
    Shawn from Laughing at Life 2

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    1. Shawn, I agree! LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  37. Hahaha! That'll put a damper on things, for sure. ☺

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    1. Debbie, kind of ruins the whole thing doesn't it? Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  38. Loved it! Have given this blog a shout out from my letter D post on my A to Z tour. http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/

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    1. Rosie, I am so pleased you liked it and thank you so much for stopping in, your lovely comments, and the gracious shout out! ♥

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  39. Trouble ahead! :)
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  40. Aah! Those red lights what a spoilsport!! :D

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    1. Shilpa, they sure are! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. I am so happy you liked my story! ♥

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  41. Oh no but on the other hand safer for society!

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    1. Suzy, very true. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  42. 55 well chosen words. Good job, GF.

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    1. Jo, I am so pleased you liked my little story! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  43. Drive safe !! Safety for both, self and the world !!

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    1. Sreeja, yes!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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