#TellTaleThursday – 2nd May 2019

Prompt for this week –

“Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air” – Hotel California by The Eagles

Write a story that may include these words or makes a reference to this song.

Word count – 154 Words

The Motel on the Highway

He was cruising down the highway in his brand new chevy. His eyes were moving like a pendulum and he wetted his lips constantly in nervous anticipation. This particular stretch of the highway was notorious as a pick-up place.

It had been a long time since he had got laid. Not since the time his wife had left him.

He spotted two leggy lassies and stopped immediately. The girls hopped in in the car. He took them to the nearest motel.


He woke up the next morning with his lips cut, face bruised and broken ribs. It was no use reaching for the wallet, he was sure it was gone, and so was the car.

The song “Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air” from Hotel California was playing somewhere in a loop.

As he remembered the night before, he mused aloud. They were leggy, but they were not lassies for sure.

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
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About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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5 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 2nd May 2019

  1. Priya says:

    Love your funny stories, Anshu. Not so funny for him though. 😀

  2. Meena says:

    I love this song. One of my favorites!

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Don’t pick up from shady places. He should be happy that he was alive.

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