Friday Fictioneers time, and another challenging photo prompt this week. Here is my flash fiction offering this week. Many thanks to those who visited and commented last week, For anyone who has not come across it before, you can find out more about Friday Fictioneers (and how to join in) at its home on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields blog. This week’s picture is from Beth Carter.
He built the car from old parts – even the steering wheel had once operated a valve in their power plant. The others scoffed; what a pointless waste of time in this farming backwater!
He crafted individual pieces painstakingly from rare bits of scrap – saved for gradually from his labourer’s wage. Slowly it came together, until the day he drove through town, kicking up blue dust as heads turned with open-mouthed astonishment.
There had never been enough payload to spare for such non-essentials on the colonisation ships, but now the first car was running on Destrel more were sure to follow.
100 words – Genre Sci-Fi