Daily Prompt – Trio No. 4

Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your postmust include a speeding car, a phone call, and a crisp, bright morning. (Wildcard: you can swap any of the above for a good joke.)

Speeding down the freeway, Alex looked in his rear view mirror, in the distance, trailing behind him, he saw the glowing red and blue flashes. He took comfort in seeing them get further and further behind him.

His heart racing, Alex began to see signs on the side of the road, EXIT. 3KM.. He didn’t quite know what to do. He had a 50/50 chance that the police would follow him, although they couldn’t see him. Alex knew that at least if he stayed on the freeway, he could continue speeding away from them.


Alex checked his mirror again, and could only just see the glowing lights on the horizon behind him. He didn’t knew what to do. If I continue on the freeway, they might have cops coming up ahead of me. If I take three exit, they may have a road block set up? Although maybe they didn’t have time to get one set up? What if I just pull off down a dirt road? No, they’ll see the dust. Shit!


Alex wiped the sweat from his brow, turning on the air conditioning. As he continued down the freeway, the sun began to peek out from behind the mountains in the distance. For a brief moment, Alex forgot about the police that were in pursuit, and tried to remember the last time he watched the sun rise. It had been quite a while. A few years actually.

Images began flashing in Alex’s mind. Visions of him and Javier. Their twisted whirlwind romance and life of crime. He remembered the last job they did together, a jewel heist, and they took off and went into hiding in their secret shack in the woods. Making love on the mountain top and watching the sun rise together the morning afterwards, their skin feeling both the heat from each other’s bodies, but also the cool, crisp spring morning air.

It was the last time he saw Javier, and the last memory of them together.

Alex wiped a tear from his cheek, as the sun began to rise higher in the distance.


Alex yanked the steering wheel, deciding to make a last minute dash for the exit. It was the moment of truth, and time to see whether he was about to dive into a trap. The tyres screeched as they crossed the three lanes of the freeway, and sped down the exit ramp. He figured that if there wasn’t a roadblock, then at least half the cops chasing him would split up and venture down the exit, and then split again to investigate either direction.

Mildly panicking, Alex turned left, and switched on his GPS. Speeding down an unknown road in an unknown area, he was driving blind and had no idea what he was in for. All he knew was that he had to get somewhere safe so he could change his car license plates, and repaint his car.

Still no sign of the police, which was of some comfort, Alex saw a sign for a concealed road coming up around the corner. Taking the sharp right-hand turn, the car hit a gravel road, and an immediate incline. SHIT!!! He knew that any dust clouds he created would lead the cops right to him, and he didn’t have the room to turn the car around, so he had no choice but to continue. The incline continued, as the road began to twist and turn, and as he came around one long bend, the view opened up to an incredibly picturesque view of the valley below him, including the empty freeway running right through the middle of it. He stopped the car briefly and opened the door. Alex listened intently for the sound of sirens, but heard nothing but the sound of birds chirping and the breeze in the mountain trees.

Closing the door, he slowly began up the winding road, until it came to an end, opening up to a clearing. Just over on the left He noticed a small track that hadn’t been used for quite some time, given the weed overgrowth on the tracks. He slowly reversed the car down the until he reached a cluster of bushes, stopped the car, and set out to create some cover for the car using branches and leaves from the scrub around him.

Alex knew that there was no way out now. He just had to wait.


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