Flash Fiction #258

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas


Keep driving.  The GPS says that it’s just a little further

Are you sure this guy exists?  I thought they lived on mountaintops.  Rural Postal Route #22??!  I’m not happy with directions that say, “Turn off the paved road, and drive till the radio goes Ttthbbbrrst.”

There’s his cabin!  Stop!
O Wise Wizard of the Woods, what is the secret of everlasting serenity?

Silence and Solitude!!  How’d you guys find me??  Why don’t you bugger off and find your own patch of bush??!  I guarantee I’ll feel a lot more serene when I see your tail-lights disappear in the distance!


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23 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #258

  1. James McEwan says:

    I feel the same way at times. They say I’m a grumpy oldie, Well, I say, I am not grumpy it is just that I have learned to tell the truth straight out and stop being polite.

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  2. 1jaded1 says:

    So much said in so few words.
    Always trust that GPS to find peace, especially when it sends you to a rural postal route. /sarc.
    Enjoyable read. No sarc.


  3. Rivergirl says:

    The older we get the more we value peace and solitude. Cliche, but true.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Haha! Thats funny, well done.


  5. GHLearner says:

    LOL, I love this.


  6. trentpmcd says:

    “…drive till the radio goes Ttthbbbrrst.” I think I’ve been there. Or was that Bill the Cat? lol Funny all around, but love that line.


    • Archon's Den says:

      That was inspired by a piece of reality. The son won a hand-made, custom knife. The maker (at a show in Toronto) told him that, if he ever wanted to visit his home/workshop, it was at Rural Postal Route #22, north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He said, I’m so far out, you’ll know when you’re getting close to my place, when the only radio station on your dial goes tttthhbbst. 😳
      Not all knifemakers are hermits like that. The one I visited lived in the middle of Orlando, Florida. 🙂

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  7. msjadeli says:

    “And so it goes…” Great story with real truth about human nature.


  8. How do you properly pronounce that radio sound though?

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  9. drive till the radio goes Ttthbbbrrst! Haha. I loved that! Great take 🙂

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