Disastrous driving – a tiny tale

Melanie was on yet another driving lesson with her father. It was going somewhat fine until…
“Mel, you’re going too fast!”
“Oh, relax, dad. It’s only 3rd gear”
“That IS fast for you. Lower to 2nd”
“MELANIE! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU TO PRESS THE CLUTCH BEFORE SHIFTING GEARS”
“BUT DAAAAD, I PANICKED!”
“MELANIE, STOP LOOKING AT THE GEAR SHAFT! EYES ON THE ROAD”
“But dad, I..”
“OH NOOOO, THE WALL. HIT THE BRAKES, MELANIE!”
“OH NOOOOOOOOOO!?”
“BRAKES, MELANIE!”
“DAAAAAAAD, STOP FREAKING ME OUT. I FORGOT WHICH ONE’S THE BRAKE!”
“MELANIEEEEEE!”
And their car smashed through the wall.

(100 words)

This post was written in response to the Friday Fictioneers photo prompt hosted by the lovely Rochelle. The Friday Fictioneers challenge is to write a complete story – beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less, based on the given photo prompt. A huge thanks to Rochelle for hosting this challenge.

I wasn’t this disastrous while learning to drive. (My family might disagree but I don’t quite agree! 😉 ) Unlike Mel here, I did know my ABCs (Accelerator, Brake and Clutch). However, driving a car has been the one thing I have mastered in the past year. So it’s safe to say that no matter how disastrous I might have been, I am a very much better driver now. And now, I find driving rather than enjoyable. Not like the past times when I viewed driving (especially a manual transmission) at par with roller coaster rides. But I think I’ll save those hilarious experiences for another post or may be even a series of posts.

For the visually challenged readers, the picture shows a car that has smashed through a wall.

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