Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. This week’s photo is a big-rig.
Sunday Photo Fiction – September 6th 2015
MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU
Kentucky received a letter from his sister pleading him to come home before their mother passes away.
The night was frigid with snow covering the ground and the wind felt like sharp icicles penetrating Kentucky’s face. He forced one foot in front of the other and kept his thoughts on getting back home.
A big rig drove up and came to a stop. The driver said, “hey! young man, where are you headed?”
With relief written all over his face, Kentucky replied, “Dalton, Georgia.”
The man said, “climb in, I’m driving right through there. My name is Johnson.”
Feeling the comfort of the heated cab and his feet already beginning to thaw out, Kentucky smiled and said, “my name is Kentucky, thanks for stopping.”
Shortly before reaching Dalton the cab’s tire blew apart flinging rubber everywhere causing the cab to slide, flip over and twist against the trailer.
Kentucky woke up in a hospital with his mother at his side. She told him she loved him with all her heart. She returned to the nursing home after she talked to him and she passed away a few days later.
Kentucky had major heart problems and received a heart transplant from his mother.
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