Triple F: Mashup, Veterans Day, and Backseat Washing Machines…

How was your week? Mine was interesting…but I can say the truck got fixed. Which is a good thing. So was using the washing machine…the new, space-age-ish washing machine. Well anyway, it’s more complicated than the last two we had, combined.

Which reminds me…

Today is Fabulous Fiction Friday, which means a writing prompt for you (in case you haven’t been here before).

Before we get to that, I want to say a big thank you to all the men and women in our armed services who served or are serving. It’s a big, big personal sacrifice and I’m grateful to all of you.

Moving on, your Fabulous Fiction Friday prompt for this week is:

Your character has to wash clothes in their car.

There I go again with a mashup of different things in my life (and no, I’ve never tried to do this).

Now, I’d originally imagined some kind of space-age rig-up, but I’ve seen little plastic things you can put water and detergent in to wash a tiny amount of clothes. The thing is barrel-shaped and has a hand-crank (at least the one I’ve seen).

You can put one of those in your story (the one I saw would’ve only fit a couple pairs of socks, though).

Okay, how about this:

On the way to work, Sally throws her clothes in her backseat washing machine. Since it’s connected to the engine, she has to be careful how fast she drives, since she’s late and she’s just discovered that a malfunction makes is so that the quicker she goes, the faster the clothes spin around…

Or Ted has figured out how to solve the problem with his backseat washer model, because he’s an engineer and they’re so new and everything (the concept–engineers have been around a while). Only this time, it uses power from his engine to work the washer, and he literally can’t go faster than 30 miles per hour down the road. Is this the day he picks up his date, and he forgot what time he was supposed to? Does he stand her up? If she does forgive him appearing to be an idiot when he really wasn’t, are they doomed to travel back roads for the rest of the date?

All right–that’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill.

November 2016 is just about at the halfway point here.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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