Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Bloodthirsty Vehicle


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

I have my klutzy moments. The other day, I stepped out of my father's car, and as I shut the door, it caught on my leg. It was just a nick, but...

"I think your car has developed a taste for blood," I told my father.

I meant it as a joke, because a few months ago, a similar thing happened to his wife. Although that time it was a much bigger deal. She really scraped her leg up, and it took a while to heal.

But, because I do have a bit of a twisted imagination (and we're all aware of Christine)...

What if you discovered your car had a taste for blood? What if a series of minor accidents (of the nick-a-leg variety) started happening? Would you wonder and/or worry? Or would you chalk it up to a twisted imagination?

30 comments:

  1. I's invite people I don't like to come into my car:)

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    1. They might get suspicious, though.

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  2. In addition to Christine there was a movie called The Car where the vehicle was possessed by Satan, so yeah, I might be a little concerned.

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    1. I hadn't heard of The Car. You mean, there's more than one?

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  3. I think I would resort to public transportation!

    betty

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  4. At first I would think I was making it all up or my mind was playing tricks on me...after a bit however I would really begin to wonder. What would I do about it, try to stay alert to prevent the mishaps, getting new car not doable. I would probably want to kick it and cuss at it but with that said, kicking might cause me to hurt my food thanks to the evil Prius! haha

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    1. Oh yea, getting angry at it might bounce back on you.

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  5. I would just be super psyched that I own a car. Maybe the blood improves its gas mileage.

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  6. Cars possibly have feelings depends really how much you value the vessel carrying you from place to place. She will keep you safe unless you treat her badly or ignore her needs, lol no seriously.

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    1. This is true. But what if she gets bloodthirsty?

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  7. I think my car makes me trip. I don't know how you can possibly trip getting out of a car, but it has happened a couple of times already with a car we've only owned for five weeks!

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    1. It's definitely the car. Uh oh...

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  8. Ha! Ha! I'm going with a twisted imagination!

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  9. It better behave or it would just rust in car grave yard.
    Coffee is on

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  10. I'm going with imagination. I know me. ~grin~ Be well!

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    1. It would not shock me if most people would chalk it up to imagination.

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  11. Please no. I can't imagine my car with a taste for blood! Too scary to imagine this what if!

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    1. OK. Feel free to wipe this from your memory.

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  12. I would get rid of the car right quick!

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  13. Since I live in a part of the world where owning a car is not necessary or cost-effective, I can't imagine it happening to "my" car anymore. However, I envision a reality TV game show like Cash Cab, only with gory results. Hmm... I might put a pin in this one!

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    1. Oooh... Now, that's an idea for a story.

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  14. I will be no doubt spooked. I believe nothing lasts forever, not even the car's thirst for blood. I will wait for the phase to ride out. Hopefully it will end sooner than later.

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    1. I hadn't considered that. Could be.

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  15. Well I'd be in trouble because the Tahoe is a tough old broad. lol

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    1. Oh yeah, your car... That might get ugly.

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