Engineered for Precision – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, a group of writers who accept the challenge of writing a 100-word story based on a photo. It’s a lot of fun and all are welcome to participate. 

I’m really late this week! I apologize for my lateness. Happy 4th of July to all who are celebrating the holiday. 

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the Friday Fictioneers and to Jean Hays for providing this week’s wild photo. If you would like to join in, here are instructions. 

My story follows. 

PHOTO PROMPT – © Jean L. Hays

Genre: Humor (100 words)

Engineered for Precision

“Here’s the Mercedes.” The salesman ushered her towards the minty green car. “It’s luxurious, engineered for precision. You really can’t go wrong.”

It was a smooth ride, but she noticed a rip in the seat and that a few buttons jammed. She hesitated before signing.

Before long, the electronic windows stuck in a permanent status of open, rolled down to precisely the place they were when the buttons stopped working. Through rain, sleet, and sizzling heat, passengers arrived at their destination with hair resembling a tumbleweed and their voices cracking from yelling over the wind.

Still, it was a Mercedes.


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