Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Annals of Commuting (I can't believe it's not a run-on sentence #4)

Remember that time you were testing the range of your electric bicycle, newly purchased during what may or may not have been a mid-life crisis, and you pedaled 13 miles to work no problem and made it another six miles to reach an afternoon meeting at another district school the next town over and then you had to make it home 15 more miles in the fast-falling dark, cheering the unseasonably warm temperatures while cursing the gusty headwinds that sapped your battery's strength, and you reached the city limits, less than two miles from your final destination, when the dashboard notified you the motor would be taking the rest of the evening off (note to self: range is about 33 miles), kindly leaving head- and tail-lights shining thanks to a few drips of auxiliary juice and cruelly leaving you feeling all 50 sluggish pounds of the bicycle's weight as you slowly cranked the pedals towards home -- you know, that time earlier tonight when you realized you now had something you could write a slice about?

6 comments:

  1. Watt a great slice! Not shocked at the timely circumstance. Travel safely. Long live amped up writing. !gnilims peeK

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  2. Awesome one sentence story! Oh, the lengths you go for a good story.

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  3. one long sentence slice, intriguing genre or would that be a sub-genre?

    re: cycling, this landed in today's bookmarks, 20th Anniversary « San Francisco Critical Mass

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  4. So sorry for the battery drain, but what a great slice you pulled out of the experience. I'm still studying it and wondering if I could pull this off on a future slice.

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  5. Isn't it great when your slice just finds you?

    I've dreamed of getting an electric car, but I'm always wondering how I'd cope if it just stopped working. (Yes, I'm beyond reliant on my gas-guzzling car.)

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  6. Impressive slice and story! Thankfully it wasn't en electric car :)

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