If I could find the time, I planned to go to the Home Depot and pick up some stain for the fence. The sad thing was I became so involved in a story that the day got away from me. I was writing a story about a guy wanting to buy a new motorcycle. He was very excited to be going to the motorcycle shop to pick out the new bike. He knew he wanted one in black but was unsure if he wished to use chrome or black trim. His friends all voted for the chrome, but he thought it might be too much.
Finally, the time came for him to start out for his appointment with the sales clerk. For the occasion, he put on his black jeans and Harley t-shirt. He had never owned a Harley but felt the t-shirt might give him some credibility when talking to the clerk. Of course, he knew everything there was to know about Harleys. He had been saving for ten years and studied the bikes since he decided to buy one once he had the money.
Leaving his house and opening the door of his Ford Focus, he noticed a strange vehicle heading his way. It was nothing he had ever seen before on a main street. As the speeding machine got closer, he could make out that it was a giant steam roller that looked like it was out of control. When it jumped the curb and rolled over his Focus, he was left holding what was left of the door. The operator jumped down and thanked him for helping stop the out-of-control menace. The guy was still in shock but nodded to acknowledge the compliment. The operator then handed him an envelope and a card and told him to call the company and his car would be taken care of for sure. The operator walked away. The guy looked at the envelope and had a thought that his car was just as flat. He opened the envelope and here’s what was written on a piece of paper. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “if.” Start your post with the word “If.” Enjoy!
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If by John W. Howell © 2021
“If you had not taken all the words, we might have had some fun with the prompt.”
“I guess you didn’t like it.”
“Well, for one. Did the guy get his Harley?”
“I don’t know.”
“What do you mean, ‘I don’t know?'”
“I didn’t finish the story.”
“You said it took you all day.”
“Well, some things can’t be rushed.”
“How did the operator know to give the guy the envelope?”
“He was clairvoyant.”
“Okay, slight plot hole.”
“Slight? You could drive a car through that hole. How wasn’t the guy killed standing there staring at a runaway steam roller like a dope.”
“As I said, he was left with the door. Obviously, the roller missed him.”
“But holding the door, he would’ve been dragged into the wreckage.”
“Thank you. You get to buy the beer because of your sharp review skills.”
“Did you ever get the stain?”
“Okay, we’ll stop on the way to the pub.”
“I’m not sure of the color yet.”
“So you never were going to get stain?”
“You ought to be in jail for fraud.”
“It should be revoked. Let’s go.”