The Getaway is Hardest – Friday Fictioneers – 16th August

Midweek is not the usual time for unbridled excitement and those of us who look forward to it have thought about the novelty of our experience. But when you have the promise of an intriguing photograph on which to base a fiction masterpiece, the usual can become unusual. For a hundred lucky souls brave enough to take the chance, Friday Fictioneers can make your writing schedule much more interesting. Don’t believe me? Give it a try!

None of this would be possible without the efforts of our gracious hostess, Rochelle, who picks one of her collection of unique photos each week. It has become one of my favorite weekly activities. The photo nod goes to Roger Bultot this time around.

Fiction – 98 words


Everyone says it, but for me it was really true. The perfect crime, I had it perfectly planned. I was in the right place at the right time. I heard her talking about the money being unattended for fifteen minutes. All that was necessary was to snatch it between minutes six and seven. I had no connection to the place and so no one would consider me.

With the money in hand all that was left was the getaway. Rolling down Elm Street I was free, until I heard the tree crash into me. The Getaway is hardest. 


I want to share another opportunity for those of you who love writing flash fiction. Red Dyer and Redmund Productions offer a quarterly publication that gathers 250 flash fiction stories according to a specific theme and set of words during a thirteen week time period. Right now is the fall session and several words are already in play. There is still over a month to go with this, so hop on over and try your hand:


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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17 Responses to The Getaway is Hardest – Friday Fictioneers – 16th August

  1. Yes, the getaway is the hardest. Lol

  2. Ah. that getaway… that was a nice touch unless you are the criminal

  3. pattisj says:

    The getaway is the hardest–I’ll have to remember to work those details into my planned heist. 😉

  4. Dee says:

    Hi Joe
    A great take on the prompt, I like the twist – does he make it?

  5. vb holmes says:

    The old “if it can, it will….” Who knows, maybe a witness got a make on his car and he’d have been picked up at the next red light. This way, he’s on foot and still anonymous. A bus, a plane and he’s back on the gravy train.

  6. dailyshorts says:

    This actually brought a song by Tracy Chapman’s ‘Cold Feet’ to my rememberance. And the getaway is definitely the hardest.

  7. Hi Joe,
    Talk about bad luck. First he was in the right place at the right time, and a great reversal, being in the wrong place at the exact wrong time. Ron

  8. Sounds like God had other plans. At least if he can get away, he might have enough money to buy a new car. If he survives, that is.

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