Left Behind – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Jean L. Hays

Left Behind

He sulked against a signpost marking the beginning of Route 66, the oldest and most famous American road. His gold teeth and yellow eyes stood out clearly. Dust marred his black suit, but his white shirt and goat-headed cane gleamed.

“It’s no fun anymore,” he sighed. “In my heyday on this route, I ensured tires went flat beside towns full of cannibals. Engines overheated beside the homes of axe murderers. It was great until…” He sniffled.

“That’s too bad,” I said, feigning sympathy. I climbed into my aircar, one like everyone else drove these days. I flew away ignoring the roads, leaving the Road Demon behind.
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Author’s Notes:
Historic Route 66: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_66

Each week, the Friday Fictioneers climb into ’57 Thunderbird and go for a drive down the Route 66 of our imagination. It takes us to the places of dreams and nightmares, illusions and clarity. Won’t you come with us on our journey through the gaps of reality? Look here for more stories based upon the photo above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/2-january-2015/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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30 Responses to Left Behind – Friday Fictioneers

  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    things change, but yet stay the same

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  2. Sounds like a good thing.
    Claire

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  3. tinytotdrama says:

    Memories overflow.

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  4. Dear Eric,

    Change is tough on everyone, isn’t it? Even road demons. I could just hear Rod Serling delivering your epilogue. Nicely done all the way around.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Awww, my heart’s breaking. Not. 🙂 Fun one, Eric.

    janet

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  6. Very imaginative! I loved it! The old goat got it in the end! haha!

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  7. This was a little over my head until I read Rochelle’s cement about Rod Serling speaking it. THEN I got it! 😉

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  8. pattisj says:

    Cue the music! Enjoyed your story–and your new car!

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  9. Archon's Den says:

    If only we could leave the Road Demon behind. You give us hope with a great little story. 🙂

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  10. Margaret says:

    Things must be really bad for the Road Demon if he’s just hanging around complaining. I’m sure he could come up with something new to wreak havoc in the skyways. A clever story.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Things are bad for him. A Road Demon is bound to the road. He cannot leave it. He’ll just fade away like many of the old gods. Later, perhaps, he’ll be replaced by a Skyway Demon, but that’ll be another story. Thanks very much for swinging by. I enjoyed the visit! 🙂

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  11. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear EA,

    The Road Demons are a delightfully sinister invention on your part. Left standing at the side of the road by the advent of the air car. Good job.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you kindly, Doug! I figure with all the crazy stuff that has happened on roads before, there has to be a demon directing at least some of it. It only fits that someday they’ll left behind. Glad you enjoyed the story. 🙂

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  12. You gotta feel sad for the old fart. Lovely story.

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  13. Liz Young says:

    The Road Demon must have made a fortune from writing scripts for all those B moveis!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! I expect he did. I imagine he wrote the script for “U-Turn.” A crazy movie with Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez. He inspired lots of strange stuff. Thanks for stopping in, Liz! 🙂

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  14. Michael B. Fishman says:

    I’d like to put in an order for one of those air cars!

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