Tragedy and Treasure on Highway 7

There’s no bicycle for Johnny Smithson this Christmas. His mother, a casualty of the icy curve on Highway 7, launched over the guardrail with the family’s layaway treasures. Although tragic, a blessing for the McAvoys who live beneath the embankment. Christmas morning the twins shared Johhny’s bicycle, while mother roasted Mrs. Smithson for holiday dinner.


The 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. The challenge runs every Wednesday, beginning at noon and ends every Thursday at noon, and is hosted by author Lisa McCourt Hollar.
My Past Winners & Honorable Mentions: Green is Bad, Fluffy

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