A sign at each entrance of the stone bridge warned that it was too narrow for pedestrians to cross. Though it didn’t stop the daring from trying.
A boy, runs to the center of the bridge, jumps up to look over the ledge. Below, the river rushes past a cluster of rocks; off to the left, a red sedan has crashed into a stone pillar that supports the bridge. The door opens; the driver limps out. He gingerly climbs up to the bridge.
“Go to the pedestrian bridge, mister. This bridge ain’t for people,” the boy said.
“I was just in an accident.”
The boy laughs. “You say that every time.”
Down the road, a car appears; it races closer.
“Car!” The driver yells!
The boy runs to beat the car. The cars first. It clips the boy – he’s thrown off the bridge. His head cracks against the rocks.
There’s a screech of tires. A red sedan swerves to avoid the other car sending it down the embankment and slamming into the stone pillar.
A WARNING TO THE CROSSER is my submission to the weekly writing challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/fffaw-challenge-week-of-november-1-2016/). This week’s photo prompt was provided by Joy Pixley. Thank you! The goal, 75 to 175 word count. This stories word count: 175 words.
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