The third time they drove past the Shell station, she cleared her throat. After the sixth, she spoke.

“Perhaps you should stop and ask for directions.”

“Don’t be silly; I know where I’m going.”


My response to this week’s Trifecta Trifextra challenge:Β This weekend’s challenge is to write a story entitled ‘Lost’ inΒ exactlyΒ 33 words.

About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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27 Responses to Lost

  1. JannaTWrites says:

    I could like this 100 times – I swear this conversation has taken place in my own car before πŸ™‚

  2. booguloo says:

    I had a friend’s wife get out of the car at a stop sign and got directions at a store.

  3. barbara says:

    hahaha – even hubbymoose harumphed with a half grin when I read this to him. πŸ™‚

  4. Sandra says:

    What a great take on the prompt word in 33 words!

  5. Ha! They never do stop and ask for directions!

  6. This is perfect. Exactly what the prompt is asking for. I love this little story. So true. So many of us can relate to this one here! We have all been there before, with someone who absolutely refuses to ask for directions! πŸ˜€

    • Fran Hart says:

      Thanks, SO! I wanted to title this “You’re not lost if you know where you’re going” but decided to keep it simple. I appreciate your stopping by and your feedback.

  7. Christine says:

    Ha! This made me laugh out loud. A fun entry!

  8. Hahaha! Brilliant! Love it. LOVE it.

    • Fran Hart says:

      Thank you, MP! I appreciate your support! Sometimes it’s the mundane that strikes a chord, especially if we can laugh at situations we’ve survived. πŸ™‚

  9. Nicole Leigh Shaw says:

    Love it! Fun piece.

  10. “No, silly, you don’t.” ;-P

    I don’t think that Shell station has been strategically placed at the intersection of here and there just for the car to drive past repeatedly.

  11. karen says:

    Brilliant. I too read it to my husband, who gave the headbutt of approval. And chagrin.

  12. Tara R. says:

    Ha! This was perfect! Been there, done that.

  13. Trifecta says:

    Ha, this is great! I’ve been the man in the driver’s seat many a time before. It’s not our fault, I tell you. It’s in-built! Thanks for linking up and hope to see you for the weekday challenge too.