The first alarm began at five, just as dusk was beginning. Soon every car on the street joined in the deafening noise.

Front doors and windows opened as residents looked out. Car owners appeared with key fobs to silence the alarms.

Soon they were standing in groups and pairs gesticulating and pointing. Every car had lost a wing mirror, some had been dented.

At the end of the street, Agnes guided Archie as he reversed the caravan into their driveway.

Archie parked it with precision, applied the handbrake and smiled. Home in one piece after another successful summer holiday.

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE,

86 responses to “HOW TO TOW A CARAVAN”

  1. I love this! Just what one needs halfway through the week: light and fun reading. Well, not fun for those people who lost their wing mirror, but hey, Archie’s happy! 😁

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  2. Thanks for the laugh today, Iain!
    I can just see them blissfully smiling away, not a care in the world, not a clue to the havoc they wreaked…

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  3. Ha! Sounds like my mother in law’s driving – happilly she’s not driving anymore! Loved this Iain, made me smile, and shows you have a deft touch with the humour 🙂

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  4. Aw, bless ’em. Completely oblivious to the havoc they’ve caused. Having them land safely in their own driveway was a nice touch. Made me smile 🙂


  5. LOL, this is exceedingly funny, Iain. I think that Archie is every insurance company’s nightmare! Can you imagine how astronomical his premium would be after that run of claims against him? Probably better for him to pay for all the wing mirrors out of his pocket, from money raised by selling that darned caravan.

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  6. This made me laugh, not least because it happened down our street. An old man who has since had his licence revoked. The police turned up and said, “any of you who had previous damage to their cars, now may be the time to report it.”

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