U-Turn Down Memory Lane

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)

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12 thoughts on “U-Turn Down Memory Lane

          1. Oh, I would–I have developed a habit of talking to friends like you and if they tell me a story I listen–enjoy–without a friend I get bored when I read. I guess I should make friends over there 😛 😛 😛

            Anand

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  1. It’s sweetly sad, and makes you yearn for things from your own past that you miss.
    With me, it’s my Nan’s cooking – meat pudding wrapped in butter papers and laid in a cream enamel roasting dish – white toast with real butter, cut all wonky because her eyesight was so terrible (she rested her finger on the top of your teacup so she could feel when the liquid was near the top). Sitting on her step to drink Cadbury’s hot chocolate from glass cups.
    Such clear memories, I think I’ll be spouting them I’m they shove me off to a home – no doubt the only things I will remember 🙂

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  2. Congratulations 🙂 I really like these stories, especially Not What It Seems. I’m always looking at my other dimension selves too.

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