The Drag Race

The Drag Race

The boy in his car.

Tires spinning; burning rubber

Pulling up to the starting line

Revving the engine, purring like a lion

Red, yellow, green

with a squeal and a start the car pounces forward

it’s all about the reaction of the driver

and the acceleration of the finely tuned engine

fourteen seconds; one-fourth of a mile

the engine blows!

My son was racing his Monte Carlo and blew the engine last weekend.  I seem to be having a hard time with fiction lately, but it’s a story in 55 words!  If you have a 55, go tell G-Man.