It was the coldest Hazard County winter on record. An outbreak of the flu and sixty-four inches of snowfall overnight crippled the town. The sickness took hold. Pipes began to burst. Cabin fever set in. Jethro seized the moment to reveal the flash of inspiration he’d been keeping a secret out along the old road where he and Bubba liked to go muddin’ in Bubba’s old station wagon. There was only one problem. No gas. The fillin’ station had run out and the delivery truck was stranded somewhere on Highway Forty.
“Guess you should’a filled up first.”
“Shut up, Bubba.”
Thanks to the prompt provided by Jean L. Hays, the Friday Fictioneers are at it again. Check out all of their stories here. Thanks for reading.
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