(holds up photo album)
“You remember the Fiero?”
“My race car!”
“On four cylinders?”
“Remember Iowa City truck stop?”
“Ha! Trucker thought he had the wrong
restroom! Your hippie hair. Didn’t
he sing Seger line?”
(singing) Is that a woman or a man…
“Ironic considering the song’s history.”
“Movin’ on, next please.”
This flash fiction 55 has been fashioned for the G-Man, who is nice enough to host from coast to coast (or pole to pole) any mug who wish to post. Go link up your 55 word story or poem.
Sidebar…I had started to write a very somber tribute to Nick Drake’s Pink Moon. I kept repeating the line,’turn the page’ in the poem. Well, I love that song and decided to find the video, but I first scanned the Wiki blurb, only to discover Seger was inspired to write it after hearing “Is that a woman or a man” when they stopped at an Iowa truck stop. I know, I know… “east of Omaha”, but I never thought literally.
Anyhoo, in ’89, my wanna-be hippie bro had the same thing happen at a truck stop on our way home from Iowa City. I laughed so hard because he was soooo pissed…he was very petite back then and from the backside…pure girl! lol!