His Checkered Life

7209511B-A1D8-4BD5-A9AD-4096D16BD019His kids were running around the house like chickens without their heads. His wife was bitching and moaning about all of the “things” she said she wanted but couldn’t afford to have. Albert had no choice but to seek sanctuary in his garage.

Last year Albert bought an old, yellow Checker taxi. He had it towed to their home, parked it in their garage, and began the process of refurbishing it. With the pressures of his regular job and the chaos always swirling around his family, working on that old Checker was nutrition for his soul.

He couldn’t begin to count the times he had gone out to the garage, his sanctuary, to take a break from everything and to focus on bringing that baby back to life.

And on bringing himself back to life.


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (sanctuary), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (garage), Word of the Day Challenge (taxi), Your Daily Word Prompt (nutrition), and Swimmers (count).

12 thoughts on “His Checkered Life

  1. Sadje February 9, 2019 / 10:33 am

    What a image you have painted of the chaos in his home.

    Liked by 1 person

      • aguycalledbloke February 9, 2019 / 3:36 pm

        Uh huh – do you know how many times we hear this? Listen, and listen good …. we don’t even know if you are even the dead one yet, for all l know you might be dead man talkin’ see, see buddy! lmao 🙂

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