TBP Redux 5- Pole Position

 


TBP

Maria Andretti sat at the wheel of her shiny #12. It had been custom built to her specifications by her boyfriend and personal fabricator, Dodge Eisert. Dodge’s cars didn’t look like the ones her father had driven, back in the day, but Maria thought they performed well and handled adequately.

She smiled at Dodge and the rest of her crew as they manoeuvred #12 to the starting line, pole position to wait for the gun. She felt confident. She felt strong.

The horn speaker mounted atop the pole issued the command, “Drivers, start your engines,” and Dodge crouched behind #12 pretending to crank it over.

Maria allowed an appropriate amount of time and went, “VROOOM, VROOOM, VROOVROOVROOOOMMMMM!” #12 sounded great, all cylinders were firing and she crouched behind the wheel in anticipation of the gun.

She used her foot to check that her handbag was secure. She touched her goggles, and crossed herself the way her Nonna had done before each of her father’s races.

“BANG- and they’re off!”


This week’s prompts were picture prompts. I chose this one:

Maria and Dodge approach the starting line

Back in the day I believe I chose the burning Christmas tree.

6 thoughts on “TBP Redux 5- Pole Position

  1. Love this playful post! I stumbled upon this “derby” during one of my weekend getaways. My camera malfunctioned, so I ended up with only a couple snaps, but you should’a seen the clever/funny designs of these things! The race is a short dash down a 2-block hill. The cars only have steering and breaks (at least, one hoped, so there was a tall wall of hay bales, just in case). Good call on the burning tree, another stumble-upon moment on New Years day a few years ago.

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