A Home Town: 99-Word Flash

This week at Carrot Ranch, the blog prompt was to write about a home town, whether real or imagined in 99 words (no more, no less), and to go where the prompt leads. In fact, the cut-off date is August 3 so that anyone wishing to join in still has time to write about a home town.

Here is this pedometer geek writer’s take on the prompt:

A Home Town

It was not her hometown. Nor could it be; she didn’t grow up there. She was an import to the small city. Thus, she’d never quite fit in. That was okay with her since she found the pettiness of the locals still rehashing the urban renewal of the downtown back in the Sixties as silly as their current rant about the city’s creation of bicycle lanes causing general mayhem. There had been no deaths despite the dire predictions. She and her spouse loved the small city they now lived in, finding the area so livable (and also now bikeable).

~Nancy Brady, 2021

I am not sure that the word ‘bikeable’ is really a word. Is it hyphenated, or was it made up? To read some of the selections, check out http://www.carrotranch.com for all the stories about home towns near and far.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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8 Responses to A Home Town: 99-Word Flash

  1. I think bikeable is fine. I knew what you meant.

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  2. I like that this small town became “their” town. Hometowns can be overrated, but when the place you live feels like home, that’s all that matters… that and the fact that it is bikeable. 😀

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  3. Jules says:

    There is something to be said for bikeable and or good public transportation. 😀

    Liked by 2 people

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