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by Jacky
Rated: E · Fiction · Contest Entry · #2234963
Flash Fiction

Directions

“Maybe I should go with you,” Jacky said.

“No, no. You have your own day planned, really! Just give me directions. I’m sure I’ll find it.”

“Well, I’m not really good at directions, though...”

“Well, I’m great at them, don’t worry!”

“Ok, well I know you know how to get to Mass Pike, then you get off at exit eleven. Go about six blocks then turn right at the intersection with the blinking light, I think it’s Harbor Street or something. Then go another two blocks and you’ll come to a round-about. Take the first left off that and go down that road for a couple miles till you come to Sweeney Street, or Swenson, something with an S, and turn right there and it will just up the street on your left.”

“Got it! Piece of cake!”

“It should take you about an hour? About that I think.”

“Great! Talk to you later!”

Later

Ring!

“Hello!”

“Jacky, it’s Susan.”

“Oh, Hi! Did you make it to the place OK?”

“I did make it, but it took a little longer than an hour.”

“Oh dear, was there traffic?”

“No... but when you said you were bad at “directions,” did you mean to say you were bad a “left” and “right?”

“Oh dear, did I do that again?”

“Well, I did end up in Rhode Island...”
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