Baby Teresa and the Wisdom of Seventeen

“Go go go!”

Lurlene stomped her foot on the phantom gas pedal on the passenger side as the oncoming cars approached.

“Say it,” Randy smirked.

“We’re gonna get killed. Godsake Randy, you’re not seventeen anymore. We got a baby in the back.”

“Say it.”

“You’re the best driver. Ever.”

Randy chuckled, pounced on the gas and gave a self-satisfied nod as the old Charger glided into traffic and roared up to speed. “What do you think of that?”

Lurlene stared out the window and thought about leaving. Definitely. As soon as they got home.

But Randy was so damn hot.

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  1. Fantastic imagery and pace. You know if he survives this, he’ll just get up to something worse. “Hey honey! Got me my pilot’s license!”

    1. Lol, Oh NO. Hope they leave the baby at home!

  2. Dear Karen,

    Why is it some men think they’re the greatest thing on the road when, clearly, they’re dangerous? Believe me, I speak from the passenger’s voice of experience. 😉 Well done.



    1. Isn’t that the truth! I’ve wished for brakes on the passenger side more than once.

  3. micklively

    There can’t be much more irresponsible than dicing with the life of a child, hot or not.
    Good piece.

    1. That is true. Thank you kindly!

  4. Alas, there are those cases when wisdom cannot conquer Lust…but it might only got worse.

    1. Very true. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  5. Pour a bucket of water on him then, and leave, for goodness sake. Nice one Karen.

    1. LOL, that’s a good idea! Thanks Sandra 🙂

  6. Brilliant characterisation, action, tension, all in a 100 or so words. Really nicely done.

    1. Thank for your kind words!

  7. You can feel the tension! Nicely done!

    1. thank you kindly and thanks for visiting!

  8. She acts like she is seventeen. 🙂 Great story, the tension is palpable.

    1. You have a good point! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  9. Safety or hotness? A difficult choice for some, but I think the baby’s safety should trump the hotness in this case 🙂

    1. Agreed! Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

  10. That’s Lurlene for you. Great story. Phantom gas pedal indeed. Randy isn’t going to survive in the long run. Is he?

    1. hehehe, yeah, that’s Lurlene. I hope they all survive. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. This made me chuckle. I agree with Ali. The baby’s safety should come first.

    1. Definitely. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  12. I thought this was superb.
    In 100 words we detest Randy and despair for Lurlene (is that a real name?).
    Great stuff.

    1. Very kind of you! I hope Lurlene is not a real name. Thanks for reading.

  13. emiliopasquale

    Yeah, it’s a curse being so hot. You can’t easily get rid of a woman. They cling, you know. What more can a guy do but put the woman and the baby at risk. And they still cling. I hope Lurlene gets out of there tonight. No waiting for the next time. This guy is bad news. Great story. I agree with ceayr. in 100 words we detest Randy and despair for Lurlene. Excellent!

    1. Lol, well hot guys just have to deal with being irresistible I guess 😉 Thank you for the kind words!

      1. emiliopasquale

        That’s what I’m saying!

  14. Dale

    I don’t know who I want to smack more… Good stuff!

    1. lol, too funny. I started out feeling all worried for her at the beginning and then just got mad myself. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  15. The things we do because we like the looks of ~ a man, a woman, an object. Well done.

  16. I like how you showed the personalities of these characters, their recklessness. And how she can’t seem to pull herself away from him.

    1. Thank you for the kind words & the visit 🙂

  17. he must be totally irresistible to get away with it.

    1. Hard to believe someone can be that irresistible, but I guess so. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  18. I love the energy of this – the voices, the action, and the insane characters. Great.

  19. Good dialogue – pity she doesn’t realise he’ll kill them all one day, the control freak.

    1. I hope he doesn’t. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  20. Oh! the lure of danger the makes her stay. Great cameo!

  21. Ugh, I hate them both. Run baby, run. Well done as usual.

    1. They are a pair… Thanks Tracey!

  22. Good dialogue and drama. The young are invincible but once you become a parent the woman is the first to realise. I wouldn’t necessarily leave him I just wouldn’t hop in a car with him.

  23. Scary, not seventeen, at least in years, but brain wise – I’d say about 12! Well done!

    1. 12 sounds about right! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  24. An excellent tale, well told. It’s such a terrible feeling to be in a car driven that way! Leave him girl, leave him!

    1. Yes indeed! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  25. Lurlene has some growing up of her own I think 🙂
    Nice work. Well done.

  26. uh oh Baby’s safety should come first…she’ll be wise sooner or later…

  27. Adrenaline junkies do not make good husbands and often not good father’s either.

    1. No they don’t, do they? Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  28. That poor baby. Apart from their stupidity–poor kid has to grow up with these parents, if it gets a chance… Great story, I know people like this.

    1. Unfortunately, I do too. Thanks for reading!

  29. Forget the guy. I wanted to grab her by the collar and shake some sense into her!

    1. Me too! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  30. I can already imagine a girl yelling at me to slow the car! 🙂

  31. Is it fast cars and hot women, or hot cars and fast women? I’m always confused. I was a lead-foot at seventeen, but now I stomp the phantom brake on the passenger side when Connie gets above 60. Great story, Karen. I felt like I was right there in the car with the seat sucked up my rear. 🙂

    1. lol, those phantom brakes never work! Thanks for the kind words!

  32. Talk about selfish. He apparently cares little for the safety of his family. It’s all about pride with him. I think I’d be forced to leave before something tragic happened. Well done, Karen. —–Suzanne

    1. Leaving would be the wise choice for sure. Thanks for stopping by Suzanne!

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