‘A road that goes all the way to Chicago.’ Danny said. ‘Think we’ll ever get that far?’
‘I doubt it,’ answered Bill, ‘unless we steal a car.’
‘We’d run out of gas before getting out of New Mexico.’
‘Guess we’re stuck here then,’ Bill laughed.
They sat under the town’s water tower, drinking beer. An occasional car passed along Route 66.
‘One day I’m getting out of here,’ Danny declared. A drop of water landed on his head. The tank above them groaned.
‘What the…’ Bill uttered, before gallons of water and tonnes of metal crashed down on them.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
Tucumcari is a small city in New Mexico. In 1951, a water storage tank collapsed in the city. Four were killed and numerous buildings were destroyed. Wikipedia.
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