spoiler alert

A quadrille of 44 words for dVerse poetics…

 

Dad took us to stock car races,
figure 8’s, Indy racetrack tour:
our family waiting at famous light
tower for bus driver to announce,
“Gentlemen, start your engines!”

Mom was relieved my brother
didn’t put spoiler on first car or
choose Nascar driving career.

 

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gina
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 23:49:54

    i feel your mother’s relief! keep the racers at the track.

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  2. Lona Gynt
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 22:39:16

    Zooom! Well framed memory Lynn

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  3. sanaarizvi
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:20:00

    It’s a dangerous, risky and not to mention a thrilling career option 😉 lovely take on the prompt, Lynn ❤

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  4. Charley
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 09:42:21

    Ah, the figure 8! That came up in conversation not long ago. A wonder it lasted as long as it did. Spoiler! Ha! Spoiler alert… from Mom. Great!

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  5. jillys2016
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 09:34:38

    Unique take on the prompt – in the category of ‘wish I’d thought of that’
    Nice images!

    Reply

  6. areadingwriter
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 22:33:22

    this is too cute! and risky, too!

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  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 14:30:27

    Wise one, not to spoil it all on spoilers… a dangerous choice indeed.

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  8. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 13:38:06

    That must be a dangerous career to pursue.

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  9. lillian
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 09:24:20

    Good story here….family lore?
    Reading it, thought it seemed a bit short — somehow I seem to have developed a sixth (44th?) sense to picking up the requisite 44. Did a word count….just 42. Remember that the title does not count in the 44.

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  10. Janice
    Nov 20, 2018 @ 07:40:43

    I like the details and a feeling of possible family controversy in this.

    Reply

  11. kanzensakura
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 22:58:54

    I bet she was glad! And it is an expensive career!

    Reply

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