Paragraph Planet publishes a daily piece of flash – 75 words all in – and rather kindly chose this little offering I put forward last week. It is based on a story given to me by a lovely lady at the community group I help with each week, telling us about her uncle Abe in Jamaica and the sale of his beloved car. Check out their site here.
Sissy left Reg with the buyer. Her dad deserved to wave his beloved Rover farewell. Reg waited while the buyer eased the engine into life. They shared a smile before he let in the clutch and purred away. Reg watched, his old eyes straining. Someone, just the merest shadow, sat in the passenger seat, turning to wave. Reg waved back. When Sissy found him, dead from the heart attack, he was still smiling.