Feelin’ Groovy


© Roger Bultot

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Used to be called the 59th Street Bridge but that was long ago. Now they call it the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, whoever he was. At least one thing didn’t change. Like in the old days, someone painted a heart on this bench. It’s nice to see.

I’ve been walking up and down the Eternity Road a long time, but not seventy years’ worth. Sure I’m almost seventy myself, but how long…since I was forty-five or so? All my friends are dead, but if I go back, I’ll be so old to them. Being a time traveler is a pain.

I took liberties with the photo prompt since I’m sure it’s not the Ed Koch bridge, but the old Simon and Garfinkel song was the first thing that popped into my head. I married that idea with a concept I’ve been using in my WIP, which I’ll talk about later assuming it’s accepted by the publisher.

I wrote this for the February 10th edition of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields‘ Friday Fictioneers writing challenge. The idea is to use the image above as the inspiration for creating a piece of flash fiction no more than 100 words long. My word count is exactly 100.

To read other stories based on the prompt, go to inlinkz.

My latest SciFi short story “Fall of the Tower” is featured in the Starry Eyed Press anthology One-Way Ticket. Give it a look.

26 thoughts on “Feelin’ Groovy

  1. Yes, I understand the sentiments you raise. it is a pity that on the train of life’s journey we have to get off at our stop. If only we could choose where to stop or even get a return ticket.


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