Promises to Keep

But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep, ”
From Stopping by the Woods on a
Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.

She had 20 minutes to get there and the traffic was awful.

Everyone seemed to be going her way, moving at a snail’s pace, and here to top it all was a broken down vehicle with groups of people standing around gawking, though nobody seemed to be doing anything constructive to get it moving again.

She had promised herself that she would be on time, just this once and now she was going to be late unless she could find a useful diversion – a way to get around the traffic.

She had to get there for how else would she ever forgive herself for not being there when he died even though she had promised him again and again that she would be, and now she was going to be late for the funeral.

Suddenly, she remembered a short cut he had often used  between her house and his and as it came up on her left she was able to turn and speed away; perhaps she might just make it in time.

This week’s word in Five Sentence Fiction is DIVERSION

Lillie McFerrin Writes
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7 responses to “Promises to Keep

  1. She will surely….a very different write up. Good work.

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  2. You are good at FSF. Your story left me wondering about the relationship between the two people. Guess I will have to make up my own story about that.

    • I just love the discipline of five sentences and mostly I don’t know where the story goes then, or even where it came from. Thanks for reading and thanks for introducing me to FSF.

      • I think FSF is a wonderful discipline. I usually have the last sentence first then the first. Sometimes the middle is a problem. 🙂

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