At the Garage

It’s Fandango’s Friday Flashback! I wrote this charming little piece on this date in 2017.


The Daily Post

The prompt is “quicksilver.”

“I’m gonna miss ol’ Gus.”

“Yep-eroo,” Joey sighed. “Ain’t nobody can bust a tire faster’n him…”

“Uh-huh. Change his mind slicker’n snot, too!”

“You betcha. Reckon that’s why folks called ’m Quicksilver.”

“Hee-hee! First he’s buyin’ the garage; next he’s lookin’ at new houses, then he’s off to Tahiti with th’ cashier.”

“He’ll be back.” Gus’s wife interjected, overhearing their conversation. “Once little Miss Cha-Ching discovers he don’t change his drawers near as often as he changes his mind.”


SusanWritesPrecise/The Abject Muse

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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