Writing Prompt Project – Day 4

Booyah! The writing challenge continues! Today’s topic was (for me) particularly brain boggling, and I will admit that it took a mighty minute to conjure up a quick, satisfying tale. The story below is the fruit of my efforts. Enjoy! Check out www.concreteorchid.com to get a taste of what my sister has on the menu for today.

Day 4 – Write a story/excerpt to include the line, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that”.

Two middle aged women giggled and laughed as they entered a small travel agency. The agent gave the two women a quick glance as they approached his desk, and he noticed the bubbling excitement in their voices and their movements. They chatted to themselves as they sat down comfortably in the seats in front of the agent’s desk. “How may I help you today”, the agent asked with a smile. The two women explained to the agent that for years, they’d planned to take a cross country trip, but due to finances and daily struggles, it never materialized. They told him that the time was ripe to throw caution to the wind, rent a car, and set out on an adventure to see the country firsthand. The agent responded, “Well, you ladies have come to the right place. With our knowledge and expertise, we’ll have you in a car and on the trip of your dreams in no time”.

As the agent prepared his documents in order to get negotiations started, the two women began discussing scenes from the movie ‘Thelma and Louise’. They laughed as they spoke of the crimes that the two friends in the film committed, the adventures that they had, and their climactic drive off of a cliff at the end of the movie. The agent listened curiously as they spoke of the film, brushed it off, and began to ask them the usual questions pertaining to their destination. The first woman said “We essentially want to pull a Thelma and Louise”. The agent looked up, quite stunned at their frank statement. He’d seen the movie, knew all about the misadventures of the title characters, and was well aware of their plunge down into the belly of the Grand Canyon. He calmly stated, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that”.



  1. gypsy11

    Funny story Gary! I like where you went with the movie connection. I thought you were going to say they wanted to go skiing. Boy oh boy, those little old ladies!

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