#TellTaleThursday – 9th May 2019

Prompt for this week –

Your car breaks down on the highway

Write a story following the incident.

Women too know about cars

Word count – 206 Words

You car breaks down on the highway

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“Oh shucks!” He cried aloud; a large frown appeared between his brows.

“What happened?” She asked.

“Car trouble. Looks like we will have to stop here.”

“On the highway?”

“I am not happy about it either. But there is no way this car is going forward.” As soon as he said these words, the car gave a lurch and stopped.

“Did you check the fuel gauge?” She asked.

“Of course, I did. Do you take me for an idiot?”

“Don’t snap. People do forget sometimes,” she sounded defensive.

“Yes, amateur drivers and women.”

“I never forget and I am a woman,” she smarted at his ‘women’ remark.

“Good for you!”

“Did you check the tires? Maybe one of them has burst,” she ventured.

“As if you understand cars. Why can’t you just go and sit pretty in the car? I won’t take a few more minutes to figure out the problem.” She waited for an hour and then came out.

“Lemme see,” she told him and started fiddling with the carburetor. After shutting the bonnet, she sat behind the wheels and fired the engine. The car came to life immediately. He stepped back in a hurry and she drove away without once looking back.

“Women, huh!”


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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4 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 9th May 2019

  1. Meena says:

    Haha! Serves him right. She gave him an hour’s time to redeem himself. She needn’t have!

  2. Ha ha… I have no patience for MCPs 🙄😳

  3. Priya says:

    After that sexist remark he deserved that. Good one, Anshu

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