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Friday Fictioneers – The Wait

Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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The Wait

©Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

To think the sky had been clear a mere half-hour ago.  Not a single cloud.  All she had to do was run in, grab her stuff and leave.  Not the case now!

“OK,” she thought, “I can wait this out.  Usually when it comes down hard like this, it doesn’t last long.”

So she waited.  And waited.  Apparently this was not the quick type after all.

With a big sigh, she grabbed her bags and ran towards her car, splashing in the puddles.

“Woot!  That was fun!”

Through the locked doors she could see the keys dangling in the ignition.

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80 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Wait

  1. Nice one, Dale.
    Takes me back 30 years to Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, where I had to break into my own car with the help of a wire coat hanger.
    A dozen or so folk taking cover in the nearby bus shelter did not raise a collective eyebrow.

  2. Dear Dale,

    I’ve so been her. At one place I worked a coworker kept a wire hanger in his desk just for me. I had another break in artist at my last place of employment. My present car has the key fob with the remote so I never lock the car until I’m out of it.

    See what you did? Good story. Sorry about your cold. That sucks. I hope none of these cold germs going around make it to the Midwest.



    • Ha ha! I actually now have a keyless car so it is impossible to lock myself out (plus, if I do, there is a code I can enter)! Gotta love innovation!

    • I doubt I feel better. It is 4:45 am and instead of sleeping, I’m responding! Can’t breathe! 😦
      Feel better yourself!

  3. 😳 ain’t that the it goes, sometimes. ice cream and cookies makes it all better…..not in the rain, of course. ☺️

  4. Atleast it wasn’t raining when i got locked out and I had a cell phone to call the police to “break-in”. Could relate to the “day” the lady was having. Nicely done. And the end was the brilliant!

  5. What is it with lost keys and rain? Great minds think alike. I like the lightness of this piece. Stuff happens so jump in the puddles. I read your comment on my post and then some how deleted my reply and your comment.
    Thank you for stopping by,

    • Indeed! Though yours was so much more whimsical!
      Yes, stuff happens and there is nothing better than jumping in puddles to find some joy!

  6. Nice little story. And I’ve been there; done that. I cannot tell you how many times I locked myself out of my car until they created cars that don’t let you lock the door if the key is inside! Now I just lock myself out of the house!

    • Ha ha! Yes, I’ve solved the car AND the house problem…that is, if I leave through the front door…nack door is still an isue! Though I do have access through the garage now with a code (thank goodness for that!)

      • My daughter actually just got me a keyless entry lock for the front door. That was after I locked myself out and had to wait for her to get off of work at 11PM so she could get me in with her spare key. Now I just have to remember a four digit code and I’m in!

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