John the Racer – Sunday Photo Fiction


John was getting ready for the Stock-car race. He knew that it isn’t about speed, it’s about focus and skills. It’s also about being challenged and making himself a better driver on the track. Together with his team, they prepared the racing car. His family and friends were there for support. The quarter-mile oval track on the tarmac was being prepared. The stadium was full of spectators. It was a windy day.

And the flag was waved. The sound of the engines was deafening. John wore his helmet and released the hand brake. He just have to complete the 16 laps. On the 10th lap, two cars smashed into each other, causing the incoming cars to collide with one another. Unfortunately, John’s car was also included in the crash. He was unharmed but he knew that this year’s race wasn’t for him. Better luck next year, John.

For: Sunday Photo Fiction



  1. Victoria K Gallagher · September 27, 2015

    Better luck next time indeed! 🙂

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  2. Sunday Fiction · September 27, 2015

    The fun of the stock car races. I have always wanted to go and see them.

    Maybe John needs a new strategy … don’t crash XD Good story

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  3. Priceless Joy · September 27, 2015

    So sad that he wrecked his car but thankfully, he was unharmed! I agree, “better luck next time.” And hopefully, next time, he won’t be killed. It’s funny you and I used the same name. LOL. Wonderful story Lady Lee! I enjoyed reading it.

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  4. luckyjc007 · September 27, 2015

    I’m sorry for John, especially after putting so much physical and mental work into it, but at least he is alive and will have another chance at it next year. I enjoyed your story. 🙂

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  5. J. Raven · September 27, 2015

    The lesson of perseverance – applies to race car drivers and writers alike 🙂 Fun story!

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  6. rogershipp · September 28, 2015

    A racer’s luck.


  7. Rosey Pinkerton · September 28, 2015

    Sounds a bit like our main street! Nice one.
    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

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  8. Francesca Smith · October 3, 2015

    In perspective, it is far better to be alive and kicking than not. Good story.

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