FFfAW – Old Blue Jalopy

Way back when, my grandpa was one of the few people that had a car in this small town. He bought an old blue jalopy for $100 from a military serviceman being sent overseas. The old car had a few dents and dings but most of the time, he says, it ran good.

My grandpa drove to Red Crow Drive-In in his old blue jalopy and was instantly smitten with a beautiful young car hop with flaming red hair and dimples. He testifies to love at first sight. They dated for six months and then eloped. This woman happens to be my wonderful grandmother who had six children and eighteen grandchildren.

And to think, I am here, on this earth, because of an old blue jalopy.



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This is my 125 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75 – 175 words with which we create our stories. The challenge is fun and addicting and is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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132 thoughts on “FFfAW – Old Blue Jalopy

    • Yes, there are entire stories still untold. The story of grandma and grandpa – of them having children and raising them, and their children having children… For some reason, that picture made me think of the story I wrote.

  1. AWW! This is kilig-inducing story! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Vintage cars really do hold some great memories and in your story, you made it as a ‘seat of love’ for two old lovers. ❀
    Greatly done, PJ!

  2. I love this story…and the way you told it! I love the “eyes” on that old blue jalopy too!! I’m thankful that your Grandpa went to the drive in…cuz now you are here!! πŸ˜‰ xo

  3. Loved it! It did sound like a true story, but all stories should! Love those old cars, the drive-ins, especially the burgers and fries – too bad M D came along and ruined a good thing! πŸ™‚

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