Five Sentence Fiction
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This week's topic is Clutch
Cat food, milk, soda, and ice cream – all the essentials needed to get through the weekend ran through Melanie’s head as she pulled into the convenience store parking lot on her way home from the office.
She opened her car door just as two young men in masks ran out of the store to her car, where one jumped in the passenger seat and the other yanked the keys from her hand.
The hijacked car started, the engine roared, but the vehicle went nowhere in spite of the extensive cursing within.
She could hear a shouted and angry exchange between the two men who then threw open the car doors and ran off into the night.
Apparently her decision to choose a standard transmission was validated by more than improved gas mileage; the number of people able to negotiate a clutch was definitely diminishing.