Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Julie was frequently seen walking around town, which was one perk to living where she did. It could be hazardous because drivers didn’t pay much attention to pedestrians despite the recently changed street layout.
Suddenly, there were three red octagonal markers where there had been none, demanding each car to stop before proceeding. Most drivers, however, just slid around the corner unless there was another car at the three-sided intersection.
Julie experienced many close calls in that crosswalk as cars zipped by. Fed up, she made and put up three strategically placed signs: “IT’S NOT A SUGGESTION: STOP AHEAD.”
Nancy Brady, 2019
This week’s Carrot Ranch prompt was the word, sign, which was to be used in any manner to write a 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction. Here was my take on the prompt with the title coming from the song, Signs, by the Five Man Electrical Band, a Canadian rock group. The song was released in 1971, by the way. (Now, I have this song stuck in my head as an ear worm, too.)
See all the 99-word flash pieces at http://www.carrotranch.com. Those new to Carrot Ranch are always warmly welcomed by Charli Mills and her other word wranglers.