Sunday Afternoon Drive

One of the many views from Griffith Park

It was Sunday and I was out for a drive with my parents on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in California heading to Griffith Park.

We happened upon a traffic jam, not unusual for Los Angeles, and there was a car beside us with several young guys looking over at me in the backseat.

Our windows were down, and I heard one of the guys say, wow check her out. The next comment was, ya, but look what she’s going to look like when she’s older.

I had hoped that my stepmother who was a large woman had not heard this comment as I’m sure it would have made her feel bad.

I can remember thinking, yes but we’re not blood-related.

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This short story was written for  Six Sentence Story The word prompt this week is “Drive”.

Published by Susan Zutautas

A Canadian girl, born in Montreal, mother of three grown boys that lives with her husband in Ontario. Published author and poet. Loves to write flash fiction. Author of New In Town and two children's books which can be found on Amazon.

19 thoughts on “Sunday Afternoon Drive

  1. It’s sad how despite all our best intentions and thoughts and desires and awareness that there’s a little part inside of us that remains self-serving. Who knows, maybe we need that to survive? I used to have an aunt who was a very large woman and once we were all at a restaurant and there was a family next to us and the kids at that table were making comments – quietly, but just loud enough to be heard – about her weight. Anyway, an excellent six sentences that captured a very real human condition.

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  2. damn!*
    Good Six.

    * a compliment utilized when dealing with a Six that grabs the Reader in a way that requires additional reflection (afterwards) to figure out why it makes them feel… however it is they feel.**
    ** in a good way, of course

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