Friday Fictioneers — Street Parking

“Why does Grandpa always put that chair in the street, Momma?” Linda asked.

“He doesn’t have any off-street parking for his car, and that’s a big problem for him in the winter when it snows,” Linda’s mother explained.

“But how does putting a small wooden chair on the street help with that?” Linda asked.

“That way people won’t park their car in that space when Grandpa’s car is not parked there.”

“Can’t someone just pick up the chair and move it and park their own car there?”

Linda smiled. “Seems the shotgun he aims at them discourages that.”

(98 words)


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Dale Rogerson.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Street Parking

  1. Marilyn Armstrong April 15, 2022 / 5:10 pm

    I thought that was just a Boston thing. They tried to ban it one year and huge fist fights and near riots broke out from Eastie to the North end. Made me glad we live in the country.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Lou Carreras April 15, 2022 / 8:18 pm

      Boston instituted a rule that allows it for the first twenty-four hours after the storm. I have no idea how well that worked.

      Liked by 1 person

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