What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Road Trip". I offer ths little bit of melancholy ...
We ain't never had a car, before, Mister.
Well, what do you plan to do with her?
I have a young 'un with a hankerin'. He wants to see California.
California? I don't know if this old Jenny will make it all the way to California. You sure about this?
I ain't sure 'bout nuthin'. But this car'll make it. If I have to push it, it'll make it. I can't buy nuthin' better.
I don't understand.
The boy's dyin'. I cain't help him. But I kin give him this. If he don' make it ... well ... it's "the journey" ... right?