Flash Fiction: Driving in Circles

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PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. Ayr for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here.

Life. Sometimes we go around in circles. Never sure who to give way to. Some come for the ride with us, others trapped to move along in their own loop. Dizzy, the exit confusing, wait for another to lead the way out. One foul move could turn fatal. Fate is fickle.

People are idiots; local, foreign, male, female – it’s irrelevant. Trust no driver; in front, behind or to the side. Watch the blindspot for a nasty surprise. Know the rules and merge.

A road leading to a destination is better than one that goes nowhere. Floor it, but keep your foot ready to break and for Pete’s sake, don’t be a Sunday driver…


  1. Dear Tanille,

    As George Harrison sang, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” 😉 I agree about those Sunday driver. According to my husband I am one. But then, according to him, no one else knows how to drive. Don’t get me started on that one. Good one.



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  2. Have to chuckle at that one. I have to confess that I’ve slowed down over the years and would probably now be labeled as a “Sunday Driver” most of the time. Life is short… slow down a little and enjoy it.

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  3. A fascinating ‘stream-of-consciousness in a motor-car’ story. You evoke the occasional sense of information overload that one can feel after driving too long without a break.
    Interestingly, your story also made me think of the current UK general election campaign, with its backdrop of Brexit. Confusing, full of half-truths and lacking any clear sense of direction…(actually, when I say half-truths I think I’m being much too kind to our politicians)

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  4. Do you suppose that someone has done a You Tube video on how to use a roundabout?

    Actually, when we visited England in July, it seemed to me that most people handled them with ease. Once in a while we’d hear a screech of brakes and angry honking, but not often. Lots of traffic goes through those things!

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    1. In Australia we’ve had them for as long as I can remember. Most hate then because you can’t trust everyone to follow the rules, it’s like playing Russian Roulette with a bullet.

      Thanks D!

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    1. Round shouts are a hold your breath and go. Can’t trust everyone knowing the rules. I see them broken often and been in near misses. The slow the flow of traffic. But they’re meant to.

      Thanks V!

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