Friday, 3 July 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 82 Hitchiker

Cathy sat at the side of the road, weary, praying someone would stop.

Gliding to a halt the driver beckoned her.

Chatting, flirting, he pulled off the road, killed the engine.

Cathy plunged the knife into his chest, then made her way back to the road...

stuffing his wallet into her rucksack with the others.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


skywind said...

Oh, the good story, is very real. : )

Anonymous said...

She's a mean woman isn't she. Loved it as usual :) Aloha my friend

Flowerpot said...

BLIMEY !!!!!

cheshire wife said...

Road rage or what!

Mike Golch said...

good story.

snowelf said...

That's right. Chicks are evil. ;)


buffalodick said...

If you haven't seen it, I think you might find the movie "Monster" capivating....

James Goodman said...

ouch! But she sounds like my kind of hitcher, lol. :D

Gledwood said...

Ooooo that looks a bit like my FUNGAL SKIN INFECTION..!!


bindhiya said...

ouch! great flash fiction as always.
♥ & ((hugs))

Gledwood said...

Hi it's me again.

Are you sure there isn't a virus on this page? 3 times I've tried to comment again and been terminated!

I just wanted to add: are you a viwer of Big Brother? What do you think of Halfwit? If any views I posted a bit on him ... poor Halfwit! I think he's treated quite unfairly... idiot that he is!!!

Daryl said...

Quite wonderful .. I love your flash fictions!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Ohhhhhh,,,,, I'm glad it's fiction! LOL! enJOY your weekend!

MarmiteToasty said...

oh my, I hope this isnt an inner idea of yours LOL a quick way to make some dosh ;) - cut me in, well go halves lol


Julia Smith said...

Whoa - what a picture... I guess that's how some people survive stab wounds and some people don't. Depends on where it lands.

Another pared-down beauty of an Akelamalu Twisty Tale.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Skywind :)

She's BAD Thom, very BAD.

Quite Flowerpot!

I think she's just short of money Cheshire Wife ((wink))

Cheers Mike :)

They can be Snowelf ;)

No I haven't seen that film Buff, I'll look out for it.

She's the sort that wouldn't be out of place in one of your novels James!

I don't know if there's a virus Gleds, no-one else has said they're having problems. I don't watch Big Brother hon.

Aw thanks Bindi xx

I'm so pleased you enjoy them Daryl :)

I'm glad it's fiction too CheffieMom! I hope you have a great weekend too. :)

Oh Marmie, we couldn't do that! Could we? ((wink, wink))

Yes it's just the luck or not of where it lands Julia, thanks m'dear. x

G-Man said...

Nice one Ake...
A 'Feel Good' 55....

This really gets to the 'heart' of things.

Thanks for playing, and thanks for finally visiting...:P

Have a Great Week-End....G

Akelamalu said...

Glad it cheered you G-man;)

I schedule my posts to go up in the morning but don't get to visit or comment until I get home from work. You were my first visit.

Ron said...


ewwww...I got CHILLS!!

And as you already know my love of anything scary and creepy....I LOVED IT!!!

BRAVO, m'dear!

This has the making of a movie!

Have a great weekend!

anthonynorth said...

Powerful and disturbing. How easily it can happen.

Fandango said...

Do humans really do things like that. Your females are getting worse and worse.
Great 55

Ours is posted

G-Man said...

Pearlie Mae...
Don't make me no nevermind!!
You can do NO wrong in my book!!

snowelf said...

I'm so with you on that Lottery thing!


Cloudia said...


Aloha Sis

Comfort Spiral

maryt/theteach said...

Great story, Akalamalu! Happy 4th of July! :)

Dr.John said...

Now I quit helping ladies in distress. I love your surprise endings.

Linda said...

Ya know, you and Amanda sort of have the same twisted macabre sense of storytelling except she does hers via drawing while you do yours via stories that suck us in and then stab us when we least expect it!

Nicely done as always, m'dear!

Lou said...

He must have had it coming, the lecher!

Still, it was kinda harsh...;)

Connie said...

She was not nice.

Spiky Zora Jones said... took me by surprise. OMG...who would have guessed a gal could be so the murderer that she was.

It gave me chills...

I think you have a novel here...your mind takes me places sweetie...and I want more. please. ;)

I love to read you babe. It's always a pleasure.
Ciao honey.

Akelamalu said...

LOL I know you like horror stuff Ron, thanks m'dear.

Yes and what's scary is it's happening more and more often Anthony :0

Unfortunately, yes they do Fandango :(

I thought you thought I was ignoring you G-man and I would hate you to think that honey. x

Wouldn't it be great Snowelf?

Indeed Cloudia! :)

Thanks Mary x

Very wise Dr. John and thankyou. x

I think Amanda would make a fine job of illustrating some of my 55s Linda! :)

She'd have stabbed him even if he'd been a perfect gentleman Lou. :0

No she wasn't Connie you're right.

She's just bad, bad, bad Spiky. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. :)

Eaton Bennett said...

You have reminded me not to pull over on my way home from work at night, not for any reason...yikes my blood ran cold. Niiiiice 55! :)

my 55

Akelamalu said...

Definitely no pulling over when you're on your own Eaton!

Travis said...


Nessa said...

Wow, that Cathy is dangerous.

Akelamalu said...

Yikes indeed Trav :)

Cathy's not a nice person Nessa ;)

secret agent woman said...

Oh my God, that knife-in-the-chest photo nearly made me faint.

secret agent woman said...

Oh my God, that knife-in-the-chest photo nearly made me faint.

Maggie May said...

Horrific but all too common much is the pity!

I will miss Portrait of Words but will not be able to spare the time to do a weekly one & need more time to prepare it!
I guess I will find another slot for telling monthly stories sooner or later!

Suburbia said...

Wow! Powerful stuff.

How are you?

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Yikes!! That Cathy just isn't very nice.

You have an amazing imagination, Akelamalu!

Akelamalu said...

It is a bit gory Secret Agent Woman :(

POW has changed to every two weeks Maggie but you only need to join in every four if that's what you want. :)

Thanks Suburbia, I'm good thanks honey. x

MWM is always saying he wonders what goes on in my head JAPRA ((WINK, WINK))

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