A couple of announcements first: a story I wrote a while ago went up on The Drabble yesterday (if you’ve read my stories for a while, you may remember it), and I’ve picked six stories I think you should read this weekend. Right, on with the story.
U-Turn Down Memory Lane
He catches a glimpse of lemon yellow tail-fins and chrome and thinks of Grandad.
Most of his early memories have a mythical quality – they’ve always been there but he’s never quite certain any of it happened. That time Grandad took him out in his car, though, he remembers every detail of it.
‘I like your finny car.’
‘You have it when I die, then.’
Grandad died one day before his fifth birthday. He was sent to the children’s home and never saw his Caddy again.
How many lemon yellow Cadillacs can there be in this country?
He makes a U-turn.
(written for Flash Frenzy, round 74)