“About time…” Christy rolled her eyes with a huff.

“Don’t start.” Sam slammed the door of Christy’s old beater and buckled in as she pulled away from his house. “I’ve had enough this morning from my mom.” He leaned his head back and closed his eyes.

“We’re gonna be late for school again.” Christy lifted one hand in response to Sam’s glare. “Just saying,” she whispered, knowing Sam’s mom rode him hard to be prepared for college. “Hey,” she smiled with a sideways glance as she stopped at the crossroads. “Let’s go bowling.”

Sam laughed, “Yeah, right.”

“Come on, you’ve got straight A’s; I don’t think one absence is gonna matter.” Sam hesitated, torn between desire and duty. “At least you won’t get another tardy.” Christy’s lopsided grin broke him.

“Ugh,” Sam groaned. “Why not?”

“Sweet.” Christy turned left, away from the high school and toward the bowling alley with a smile. “Excellent decision.”


This 154 word piece was written in response to an awesome weekly writing prompt I just discovered over at Every week they choose a word that must be used in your writing between 33 and 333 words. And you must use the word according to the third definition.

This week’s word is:

TIME (noun)

1a : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration
b : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future
c : leisure <time for reading>
2: the point or period when something occurs : occasion
3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time>
b : an opportune or suitable moment <decided it was time to retire> —often used in the phrase about time <about time for a change>

Check it out and join up. Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think about “Crossroads”.

Happy Writing and Photo Fun,

Becca ♥

8 Replies to “Crossroads”

  1. deanabo says:

    What a great idea! Im going to do this with my 17 year old soon!

  2. Annabelle says:

    I was tempted to do things like that back then too, although I never actually did them! Sometimes the pressure on teenagers is a lot to take.

  3. Those are the days they’ll remember forever.

  4. Ah, this reminds me of the good ol’ Senior Ditch Day tradition…

  5. jannatwrites says:

    How fun! I never skipped school because my parents would’ve made me wish a thousand times over that I wouldn’t have done it 🙂

  6. Becca says:

    When my boyfriend started driving me to school, we had this battle daily. 🙂 Usually, I won and we went to school. But sometimes he won and we went bowling or to the movies or to the park. Sometimes, we never got out of the car… 😉

  7. Draug419 says:

    Aww what a great piece (: I’m glad he agreed.

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