SURPRISE!

This story is the result of a prompt from http://fivedotoh.com/2022/05/31/fandangos-story-starter-48/ to write a story with the following sentence to inspire.

WHEN THE TAXI DRIVER SUDDENLY TURNED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, I ASKED HIM WHAT HE WAS DOING. HE TURNED AROUND, HAD A NASTY GRIN ON HIS FACE, AND TOLD ME THAT HE…

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When the taxi driver suddenly turned in the wrong direction, I asked him what he was doing. He turned around, had a nasty grin on his face, and told me that he wasn’t a taxi driver at all, but a terrorist. He said he had a bomb in the trunk, and it was going to go off in five minutes.

I had become his hostage – his insurance policy to get the job done. Within seconds my life passed before me. After a long life of eighty years, I knew my time was limited, so I only hit the high points. I realized my only hope was to break out of the cab and put a stop to his treachery.

Fortunately, I had my trusty sidearm in my purse. I grabbed it and placed it up against the back of his head. Little did he know, the gun wasn’t loaded. His body stiffened but he continued driving. and I could tell he was scared, but not nearly as frightened as I was. My hands were sweaty, my knees were knocking, and my blood pressure was rising to infinity and beyond.

He pulled over to the curb. I escorted him to the trunk of the cab and told him to open it. He obliged. The trunk lifted with ease, but there was no bomb. Instead, I came face to face with my husband, who handed me a dozen roses and a birthday cake. He jumped out and yelled, “Surprise!”

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to SURPRISE!

  1. I was totally surprised! You got me but good. Well done Kathy.

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  2. Salvageable says:

    Yep; I was surprised. J.

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