Disappeared 16

Six Sentence Stories

Bethany revved her Jeep to catch up with the three, and pulled over to the side of the road on her unofficial detour to avoid road construction, dismissively flapping her hand at the motorist behind her who leaned on his horn and shouted an incoherent, but clearly rude epithet about her parentage, as he swerved around her. 

“Chuckie and Ducks, aren’t you supposed to be with your father this weekend?”

“He dropped them off again,” Eloise answered, adding “So maybe he has another new girlfriend who doesn’t like kids?”

“We need to find the Shadow Man and Andrew, before it’s too late,” The Twins shouted in unison, pulling open the car’s door to the back seat and tumbling over each other to get inside.

“Do you know what they’re talking about?” asked Bethany as Eloise slid into the passenger seat and buckled up.

“No, but I’ve never seen them this scared before, so maybe we should just follow their lead this time…it’s what Andrew would do, “ Bethany murmured to her mother, before turning to the two in the back seat and ordering, “Buckle up, you little monsters, or we go nowhere!”

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)

The challenge? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more & no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment on others’ ideas, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “DETOUR”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories  

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