4.16.2016

#AtoZChallenge - Nudge Her Into the Car

Hey y'all! My super-awesome co-author Dan is filling in for me for a couple days while I finish writing my application to grad school. I leave you in good hands. Have fun!
See you Wednesday,
~AJ

For those who are here for the first time, this is an interactive fiction adventure. I will write a scene every day, and my visitors will vote for where they want the story to go next, by leaving a comment on the post. You can start from the beginning here.

N:
"Mrs. Klímová, I'm terribly sorry for the inconvenience, but get back in the car."

"I'm sorry, dear?" responded the lady. "I'd rather go in-"

"No time!" Andy's mom interrupted, shoving on Mrs. Klímová's arm abruptly. It sent her teetering back into rear seat of the vehicle, umbrella and all. Andy's mom slammed the door and stopped for a moment to glare at the approaching men, who paused upon realizing they'd been made before picking up their pace.

Mrs. Klímová, finally realizing something was amiss, locked her door and peered out the rear window. Andy's mom hopped in the passenger front door and looked at the driver, only to realize to her dismay that he was a doughy boy, barely eighteen, in an ill-fitting chauffer's uniform. Hardly someone she could count on in a tough spot.

"Out!" she barked, in clipped Slovak. He turned to look at her, foggily uncomprehending. Andy's mom mulled her word choice again, and tried a different tack. "Go, find help," she said, reaching over him to push open his door. She all but ejected the confused man, slid ungracefully over into the driver's seat, and slammed on the gas. The driver's door slammed itself shut as the car lurched into motion.

"They're almost here!" said Mrs. Klímová from the back seat, alarmed. Andy's mom looked up in the mirror to see that the men had nearly reached the car, but they weren't about to catch up now! She continued to watch, belatedly worried about the young man, but saw that the two pursuers had turned and hailed another car, whose lights flickered on maybe a hundred meters down the road.

Muttering something unprofessional under her breath, Andy's mom turned her attention to her driving and realized they were coming quickly to an intersection. She racked her brain for her limited knowledge of Bratislava's streets and tried to make a decision in the dark and rain.

What should Andy's mom do?
Obey protocol and find somewhere to report in.
Outdistance her pursuers in the city streets.
Obscure her path by looping back around.
Voting has closed on this post! Please click here to move to the next post in the story :)
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10 comments:

  1. Obscure her path!
    It's fun to get to vote since I'm not doing the writing :)
    Thanks for the fun side-plot, Dan!

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    1. It's my pleasure! I'm pretty sure this is the main story and Andy's imagination is the side-plot :P

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    2. Ummmm.... that may actually end up being true lol

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  2. We need an intervention about now.

    #AtoZchallenge
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  3. circle back around

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  4. Outdistance the pursuers!

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  5. Obscure her path. Confuse the crap out of them. ;)

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  6. Obscure her path! Tie them up in knots!

    Nice to see a whole lot of new developments here. Caught up with the posts.

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  7. I'm very fascinated by this idea of interactive fiction. I'd say she should obscure her path :)

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