Fatal Mistake

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end using the picture prompt below.


He picked the rental car up at Heathrow Airport. Upon entering he saw, as expected, the steering wheel on the right. Before he left the U.S. he had obtained his international driver’s license. The drive to Stonehenge was seventy-five miles. Enough time to get acquainted with the English roads.

He booked the sunset tour to avoid the crowds. He immediately fell in love with its ascetic beauty. His brain was still trying to process everything he had seen. This distraction led to a fatal mistake as he exited the historic landmark. He looked left instead of right for oncoming traffic.


  1. this reminds me of the funny incident that happened to me when i visited tokyo for the first time. after sitting in the rear of a bus at the airport, i almost fainted when it started moving without a driver. then i realized later he was driving on the right side. 🙂

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  2. Mine (not fatal) was in Okinawa every time I turned a corner I’d move back to the right side. Can you imagine that place when one day they all moved left?
    This is why I end every blog post with “look both ways.” 🙂

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