Title: Rolling the Calendar
Source: Flash Fiction Challenge
Prompt: Write a story using the term backup.
Word count: 99 words
“I think we made it,” I said, but I spoke too soon.
Ahead, cop cars blocked our way. I slammed the brakes and as we skidded to a stop, I slammed her into reverse. Tires squawking and smoking, I punched the gas and my Dodge Charger lurched.
“Backup, backup, backup,” Harold screamed.
“No, shit Sherlock.”
Picking up speed, I jumped on the brakes, threw her into neutral and cranked the wheel. My baby spun. I shifted into second, then third.
“Hang on,” I yelled, “If the DeLorean can do it, we can.”
A poof of smoke, and we disappeared.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer