Any Given Sunday #Friday Fictioneers

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Any Given Sunday

Her mama’s dire warnings were easily abandoned in the dust as she cranked the old Mustang’s engine to life and rattled down the washboard. A sermon crackled forth from the hometown station, “a strong hand against the decline of American decency and Christian sensibilities”; an echo of her daddy’s sentiments to never spare the rod.

A duffel bag filled with dreams and not much else, rested on the torn tuck and roll. She flipped the dial to Elvis, she would not kneel today.

The last tethers dissolved in the rear view mirror.

They say, “You can never really go home again.” She hoped it was true.

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41 thoughts on “Any Given Sunday #Friday Fictioneers

  1. This is perfectly describes the way you find freedom on the road…

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  2. Great tale of hitting the road to freedom, well done.

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  3. You create the atmosphere superbly, Doc.
    Cool story.

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  4. So, was this Thelma or Louise? 😉
    Definitely, Route 66 has its own legends and inspirational stories to tell. Fun stuff, Tracey!

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  5. Oh! I feel someone escaping the strong hand of religion. Dad? The community? Glad she found Elvis along the way.

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  6. This was brilliant! I was there in the car with her! No kneeling indeed…

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  7. I felt for her. There was a strong sense of burgeoning freedom in this. Good one.

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  8. Dear Tracey,

    You managed to sandwich a lot of backstory and emotion between the lines of wonderful descriptions. Wonderful.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. She is brave, going off like that isn’t easy. I hope she finds her dreams. Great story Tracey.

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  10. the road not traveled beckons. what an exhilarating time in one’s life.

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  11. It’s true. Home is never the same once you leave. It took my parents about 3 nanoseconds to remodel my room once I pulled out of the driveway. However, many of their lessons and sentiments stuck with me for life.

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  12. Loved the phrase “she would not kneel today”. It says so much. Great story!

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  13. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    Nicely written. I love the line “A duffel bag filled with dreams and not much else,”.

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  14. I could see what she was running from. Gret descriptors!

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  15. michael1148humphris

    Loved this story, made me smile.

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  16. This is great. Perfect depiction of someone breaking away and some great lines. I love the tethers dissolving and everything packed up in a duffel bag

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  17. Really like the voice and tone in this one – so much story but also room for the reader to fill the gaps too. Nice one!

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  18. I like the sense of freedom and breaking ties throughout 🙂

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  19. So rich, Tracey! Such great writing. I was really moved by it.

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