‘We’ve been here before,’ she said. She didn’t just meant the roundabout they were passing for the fifth time.

They were hopelessly lost. He promised each time that he would change.

This time she needed to take a new direction. She needed to get off this emotional merry-go-round for good.

‘We’ve tried every exit,’ she said, meaning both their current driving predicament and their relationship.

He circled the roundabout, looking for the right way out.

‘Stop,’ she told him. ‘I’m getting out.’

She left him staring at the open door as she walked the footpath she had never taken before.

Copyright CE Ayr

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.

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70 thoughts on “IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY

  1. I think the problem is he’s driving on the wrong side of the car and street. It’s very confusing.

    Nice blend of metaphor and reality. Those metaphorical roundabouts can be difficult to break free from. The real roundabouts can be fun. If no one’s around, I’ll sometimes drive in circles and say, “Wee!”

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