Humor Fiction posted February 5, 2017

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mechanically challenged

Garage Door

by pome lover

Car keys in hand, I push garage door opener. Door stops, midway. I try again. Same thing. I pull cord. CRASH! Near cardiac arrest. Cussword! I call overhead door people. It's Saturday. Closed. Naturally. Housebound over weekend? Worse cussword.

I call trusty fix-it friends. Friends arrive. They chuckle. Poor, helpless me. Husband pushes button. No dice. I get ladder. He examines chain. Looks at me. "Have you ever oiled the chain?"

"Oil the chain?" I repeat, as if he'd said, "Have you ever flown to Mars?"

I get WD40. Chain is sprayed. Button pushed. Up, down. Up, down.

Who knew?

100 Word Dash writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Take flash fiction to the extreme. Can you tell a complete story in just 100 words. If so, this is your opportunity to shine. The story can be about any subject you wish, creative approaches are of course encouraged. All stories must have the following: Main Character, Setting, Conflict, Resolution.

this happened Friday.
Okay. So now I know.
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