License to Drive: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

FF 154 Kent Bonham

Photo copyright Kent Bonham

License to Drive

Phillip felt like a king. He was first among his friends to get a driver’s license. His mom’s Volkswagen wasn’t a particularly studly vehicle, but he imagined it as so much more in his fantasy realm.

Phillip’s plans to go cruising were dashed when his mom gave him the grocery list. And he had to take his sister to basketball practice and wait for her.

He spent most of his time running errands and driving his sister around. Phillip’s thrilling ascent to the driver’s seat “throne” was also the beginning of his descent into the boredom as the family chauffeur.

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To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

The photo is by Kent Bonham and he is also a Friday Fictioneer writer. Check out Kent’s story “The Ride of a Lifetime” here.

Note: The Texas Department of Transportation uses the term “driver license” and not “driver’s license.” I have a 2008 Associated Press Stylebook and it has “driver’s license(s)” as an entry. I surfed around the internet to see what some other states are using.

Arizona: Driver license
Arkansas: Driver license, driver’s license
California: Driver’s license, driver license
Colorado: Driver license
Florida: Driver license
Louisiana: Driver’s license
Maine: Driver’s license, driver license
Montana: Driver license
Nebraska: Driver license, but Nebraska Driver’s Manual
New Mexico: Driver’s license
Oklahoma: Driver license
Vermont: Driver’s license, driver license
Wyoming: Driver license, drivers license

10 thoughts on “License to Drive: Fiction Friday

  1. I remember when I was older (30’s) I got a Ford Taurus. I found more excuses drive that thing. But, my first car, a Falcon, was in great condition and I drove it a lot, too. My friends thought it was coo lot see a car that old in excellent condition.

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