Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Tense Driving

Thank you to Nortina for hosting Moral Monday’s prompts. This week’s moral is: ” Finish What You Start.”



“I hate driving with you.” Cassandra told her Mom.

Hope couldn’t help herself. “I’m sorry. You’re a new driver and you make me nervous. I’m nervous when I drive.”

“Well I’m coming up to a left turn, don’t say anything. I don’t need to end up getting hit because you’re distracting me.”

The arguing escalated. Cassandra half-parked the car in front of their house. Hope was upset, she immediately left the car as Cassandra shouted, ” I’m never driving with you again. You can finish parking the damn car too.” The shouting continued; the car started to roll down the street.

©Mandibelle16.(2016) All Rights Reserved.

28 thoughts on “Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Tense Driving

  1. moonskittles June 27, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Ugh.. that is not good.. on a positive note, it reminded me of an advertisement in an Italian channel, where that is exactly what happened. People argued and the car rolls down the hill.. tsk tsk.. 😀

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  2. Michael June 27, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    I like how you ked us along and then showed what can happen when distraction becomes so great we forget fundamental things like hand brake…sadly this happened to me once when I came home and discovered the kids had left their bikes in the driveway…I stormed into the house to complain only to hear my daughter screaming about the car running away….thankfully it backed into a tree and no one was hurt, apart from ego at the time…

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    • mandibelle16 June 28, 2016 / 12:44 am

      Oh no that’s awful. This was sort of a true story. My Mom was very hard to drive with at first. Lucky I caught the car before it rolled down the hill in real life. I had forgotten to turn the wheels I was so mad.

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  3. Keith Haney June 28, 2016 / 12:35 am

    My mom was like that too. For years all I heard was watch out yelled I. My ear. I was nervous as heck. 😀

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    • mandibelle16 June 28, 2016 / 12:39 am

      Yeah, it makes it difficult and you can’t exactly say, “I’m an excellent driver, only not when your not in the car.” Lol. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. clcouch123 June 28, 2016 / 12:43 am

    Fun and funny, Mandi. Well, not for the car. An apt look at human nature, though.

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  5. joyroses13 June 28, 2016 / 3:16 am

    LOL! And this is why my hubby will be teaching my daughters how to drive, not me! 🙂


  6. rosemawrites June 28, 2016 / 7:06 am

    i am not sure if my reaction is right but i really can’t help but laugh! HAHA. someone save the car! 😀

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    • mandibelle16 June 28, 2016 / 11:01 am

      Lol. Yeah it is funny. It was only a matter of turning the wheels to the right, so it didn’t go down hill. Thanks for commenting.

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      • rosemawrites June 28, 2016 / 11:06 am

        HAHA. Yes. This is like a breath of fresh air, Mandi! You are welcome! ❤

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  7. Joan June 28, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Ahhh, reminds me of the day I almost rammed into a channel barricade because my mother was shouting at me as I drove in the name of perfecting my skills.

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    • mandibelle16 June 28, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Haha. Mothers and driving with their kids eh? Glad you were okay.


  8. Sonya June 28, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Oh dear, I hope the car won’t do any serious damage… It reminds me of driving with my mother, though – she is the worst passenger and she doesn’t even drive!

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    • mandibelle16 June 28, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Haha. Yeah generally, the feedback I’m getting is Dad’s or Uncles, Grandpa’s, should be the ones teaching teenagers to drive lol. Thanks Sonya.

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  9. Priceless Joy June 28, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Hahaha! Hopefully, Cassandra was still in the car and could rapidly put it into park before it goes to far! Great story Mandi!

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  10. Nortina S. July 4, 2016 / 2:23 am

    Sometimes mom’s anxiety in the car is more distracting that your phone, haha! 😀

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  11. Lynn Love July 4, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Brilliantly illustration od ‘finish what you started’! Hard not to communicate your anxiety to your kids – but that situation didn’t help anyone. Great write, Mandi 🙂

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