Rolling the Calendar – Flash Fiction Challenge

Title: Rolling the Calendar
Source:  Flash Fiction Challenge
Prompt: Write a story using the term backup.
Word count:  99 words


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“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

19 thoughts on “Rolling the Calendar – Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. I wonder if “No shit Sherlock” is an 80s phrase, kind of like the Delorian reference, so it fits well. Loved all the spinning tires and tension of two misadventurers making a timeless escape. Fun flash, Jo!

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