99 word prompt : Seeing the light

January 21, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that rephrases “light at the end of the tunnel.” Think of how the cliche replacement communicates a hopeful ending and aligns with your character or story. Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  CARROT RANCH


“Hope clings to you like cat hair,” Rhoda said.

“When all you got is a light dancin’ in the highway, it might be what saves ya,” Gina Mae replied.

“Damned rednecks,” Rhoda mumbled.

After stopping next to Rhoda’s car, a man jumped from the back of a pickup truck.  “Hey, sis!”

“Toby Lee?”

“You was late,” he said, tipping his hat to the ladies. “I got worried.”

“Some asshole stole my car.”

Rhoda watched as Toby changed her tire, and then he bent over the engine to fix another problem. Tall, magnificent, so gentle with women…

Her eyes danced.