My senses were being assaulted by the cacophony of others preferred listening choices. Our windows were wound down to catch any air. Driving home during peak hour was a drag, concentrating on traffic after intense work.

The main thought that was getting me through was of the sushi I’d picked up and the promise of a long hot shower. Then curling under my sheet with a good book … the kind you held and turned the pages. Electronic reading was not for me.

My wandering mind is brought back with a jolt as the traffic bottlenecked around an accident.


Carrot Ranch: August 30, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a bottleneck. You can be literal or use the term to describe congestion. Go where the prompt leads.


  1. Great story, Kate! I love how perfectly you’ve captured how, in our minds, we are always thinking of what’s ahead (relaxing eve of sushi, reading, a shower) and then we are brought back to what is really ahead. (traffic clump-up)
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  2. Oh I’m sorry! Yeah it is absolutely 99. Well your story is impressive and I enjoyed reading it Kate. I have exams in the beginning of October Kate so I’m looking for hard work to Crack it. This is why I haven’t posted anything. I hope you’re getting me. 🤗


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