Out of Gas – What Pegman Saw

I almost didn’t participate this week and then a little window opened up 😉  I was going to go my usual “route” and share a memory but decided to try my hand at a real fictional story!

 

There is a road some fifty-three miles NNE of New York City with a strange reputation. This week, Pegman has stranded you there.

Volumes have been written about Clinton Road in West Milford, NJ, but you only need to write 150 words. The only limit is your imagination.

Feel free to capture your own streetview. If you’re not up to a weird tale, feel free to wander anywhere within the state of New Jersey for your story.

Once your 150 words are polished, you can share with other contributors using the Linkup below. Reading and commenting on others’ work is part of the fun!

Out of Gas

How far is the next gas station?  I look at my GPS, hit “nearest gas station”.  5 clicks.  Shit!  I dunno if I can make it.  I have to make it.  This is NOT the road to get stuck on.  Stop it!  Those are just stupid myths.  I’m being ridiculous.   Still.  I don’t want to be stuck here at night so I better start praying I make it.

I laugh at myself. How stupid to scare myself that way.  I’ve got a cell phone and a membership to AAA.  They are just a phone call away.  I relax.

The car sputters and I steer it towards the shoulder.  I grab my cell phone and dial AAA.  The phone rings and rings.  No answer. Really?  I glare at my phone and see it is still more than 75% charged.  I press redial when a text pops up:

“Where do you think you’re going?”

 

Gratitude Sunday – July 13, 2014

Bummer… took forever to do the laundry from our Five-day-getaway… but I did manage to dry about six loads on the clothesline!  Pretty happy about that!  Did some pre-shopping for my big catering gigs this Wednesday and Thursday (but have more to do as I want things to be as fresh as possible).  Just couldn’t seem to find the energy to watermark the pictures I’ll be using in my upcoming “Mount Washington Post” which I promise I will do this week!  I have to as we are leaving on Friday for our realz vacation in Cape May New Jersey!  Let us just say it will be a tight week!  But one that I will truly enjoy!

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

Gratitude List

  1. I’m oh so grateful my body allowed me to climb all the way to the top of Mount Washington (with my family and my sister and her family – dogs included!)

  2. I’m grateful we decided to do a seven-ile kayak ride in on the beautiful Saco River, in North Conway.

  3. How happy am I that we are members of CAA (and thereby members of AAA) so that gas was just a phone call away! (More on that on the Mt Washington post coming up…)

  4. Thank you Universe for giving me a full day of sunshine yesterday so that I could dry all my loads on the clothesline.

  5. Thank you to Julie for giving me the opportunity to cater your two-day meetings.  It will be a challenge that I look forward to fulfilling.