Friday Fictioneers

It’s Friday Fictioneers again with host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. A story in 100 words! Here’s mine.

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Copyright, photo: Claire Fuller

Local Knowledge

There’s some nasty sharp edged stones on the Oodnadatta Track. They can ruin ya trip.

‘Did ya deflate the tyres Pete?’ I said.

‘Not yet.’

‘Do ya think we should ask a local? They orta know.’ I said.

Pete pulled into the only mechanic in town. He lifted his cap and scratched his head.

‘Long way from home?’

‘Yeah. What tyre pressure do you recommend?’ Pete said.

’22psi.’

I went to look for the dunny out the back. I stopped in me tracks when I saw a mountain of flat tyres.

‘Ahh Pete,’ I said. ‘Betta make it 18!’

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