Davy’s On The Road Again






Life had been going nowhere, which it will if not led. Work brought rewards, but then more work on top, the only respite, the every night monotony of the pub. Davy wondered how he hadn’t noticed the insidious dull routine invade, until it possessed him.
He pulled a large coat and a rucksack from his car before locking it and posting the keys to his company with a note.
The ferry’s loading doors gaped a welcome as he made his way round to the foot passenger entrance. He didn’t know where he was going except this time, it wasn’t nowhere.

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

80 thoughts on “Davy’s On The Road Again

  1. Michael, this is beautifully written and I particularly loved the last line.
    I think so many of us would relate to your character, at least from time to time.
    There have been a few times parenting young kids where the lure of jumping on a something and disappearing has been so tempting. I usually take advantage of medical appointments in the city to “disappear”. It’s great fun. No doubt, much of this fun is because I do have love and family to come home to, but you do need some time to yourself too.
    Best wishes,

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    • Thanks Michael, I like that too. I’ve thought if you did want to disappear you should do it with consideration of doing the right thing as much as possible. Sending the keys of his company car back is the right thing to do.


  2. “Where are we going”
    “We’ll know when we get there.”
    Of course, story construction doesn’t necessarily work that way, but getting there is all the fun.
    Great story, Mike, as usual!

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    • Thanks, it doesn’t always work that way but sometimes I arrive at an end and think, “oh, so that’s what it was all about.” It’s a weird sensation ,it’s like some else has written the piece and shown me why things happened and how they turn out


  3. Well done and intriguing story. I wish him well but he could end up right back at the beginning of the story with his life going down the road to nowhere if it’s not directed.
    I remember Gord Lightfoot singing “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”

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  4. Such a clever, and true, opening line. I feel you wrote us into that overloaded normality before Davy takes off – the escape a weight being lifted.
    Love the title too – am humming the tune now, and probably will be all week.

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