The Dream Job

Photo prompt courtesy Jodi McKinney

As my headlights cut through the darkness, I thought back to the meeting that changed the course of my life forever.

A man had slipped into the seat opposite me in the Diner, and said, “How would you like to become a Knight Rider?”

“Stop yanking my chain,” I replied.

“No, I’m dead serious,” the man averred, “I’ve been keeping tabs on you. You are a bold, yet careful driver. You always try to do the right thing, no matter the cost. In short, you are just the man I’ve been looking for.”

My face lit up as I heard his pitch. Who hadn’t dreamed of riding KITT, the sexy, high-tech, almost human car, and ride in to save the day when all seems to be lost?

“Where do I sign?” I asked.

And so it was that I found myself driving this milk delivery van in the wee hours of the night, for I had forgotten that while the K is silent in Knight, it does not exist in Night at all.

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173 words.

Written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, hosted by Priceless Joy. The challenge is to write a story in 175 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. For more information, visit HERE. To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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18 Responses to The Dream Job

  1. Good story! That “k” made all of the difference.

  2. Hahaha!! Brilliant!! 😉

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  4. An easy mistake to make! Excellent.

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    Nice twist!! Good knight!

  6. Kalpana Solsi says:

    The silent k made all the difference. happy that he got his dream job.

  7. Iain Kelly says:

    Aw Man – I was all set to drop everything and apply for that job straight away. I just want the car to be honest. 🙂

  8. ttay213 says:

    That was a funny plot twist!

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