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“Been waiting long?”

“A couple of hours maybe.”

“Ain’t so easy nowadays, I bet. People are a bit wary about picking up hitchhikers these days. So many nutters around.”

“Yeah, that’s true. Thanks for stopping.”

“Happy to oblige. I could use a bit of company.”

“You come far yourself?”

“Oh, I’ve just been cruising up and down, you know. Thinking about piling the car into a bridge support actually, ha ha!”

“Jesus! You’re kidding me!”

“No, I’ve had enough of this shit. Just been trying to pluck up the courage.”

“Hey, you don’t wanna do that.”

“Too late bro’. I’ve made up my mind.”

“Hey, ease up man.”

“Now I know what was holding me back.”

“Slow down a bit mate.”

“It was the loneliness.”

“Christ almighty!”

“I wasn’t scared of dying.”

“For fuck’s sake! SLOW DOWN!”

“Sounds crazy, but I was just scared of going out on my own.”

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  • annieannie
    annieannieover 3 years ago


  • Sorry Annie!!!

    – ian osborne

  • Danny
    Dannyover 3 years ago

    yes, craziness and weirdness have entered the fray
    Great write Ian

  • Thanks guvnor. Farting next, I promise.

    – ian osborne

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 3 years ago

    WOW….fantastic piece of Flash Fiction Ian. Compelling write. Absolutely loved the twist.

  • Glad you enjoyed Lisa. Appreciate the fave; thanks!

    – ian osborne

  • rjpmcmahon
    rjpmcmahonover 3 years ago

    Gotta luv your nuts lol. Thoroughly enjoyed and so so clever :-))

  • Did a lot of hitching years ago and got picked up by a few nutters, but not this bad!!

    – ian osborne

  • Lawford
    Lawfordover 3 years ago

    I luv a good adventure.
    And hitchhiking sure fits the bill.
    Good one Ian.

  • Cheers. You’re welcome to a lift anytime.

    – ian osborne

  • annieannie
    annieannieover 3 years ago

    sometimes you guys can be so sweet
    i actually like the twist …well i don’t but you know ….oh hush annie

  • Thanks Annie!

    – ian osborne

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 3 years ago

    tighten your seatbelts

  • Yeah…and pray!

    – ian osborne

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