Old Land Rover (#Kindasquare Day 9) & Flash Fiction Functional and Beautiful


Hello Readers,

Joining in with Day 9 for Becky’s Squares Challenge.

Today I have square photos of this run down Land Rover.  One of a kind machine for many decades.


The reflection for today is to share about how blogging led to writing flash fiction.  And in this Priorhouse blog post from 2018 (here) it was related to a Land Rover. I wrote the fiction to join in with “What Pegman Saw” (which by the way has ended – and a special thanksJosh and Karen for hosting for 3.5 years). 

What inspired my flash fiction that week was the “Congo Museum” prompt – and also how in our culture we sometimes use things as luxury (or as beautiful) when we might not ever realize the true function. 

For example, when my niece wanted a $200.00 white fleece jacket, her mother said something like, “Do you really think you need the expensive technology that comes with that price tag and brand – I mean, maybe a $90.00 similar jacket would work for the weather as you wait for the bus. Do you really need that $200.00 one?”

Okay – so here is my Land Rover flash fiction story

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Thanks for reading!

Care to join in with the Life of B’s squares this month?
The theme is KIND and more info can be found on Becky’s blog (here)

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12 thoughts on “Old Land Rover (#Kindasquare Day 9) & Flash Fiction Functional and Beautiful

  1. I learned to drive on an old Land Rover. Can still hear gears grinding as I struggled with a stiff clutch and temperamental stick. Pissed my Dad off when I rolled it into an apple tree – Land Rover came out unscathed, apple tree not so much.

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    1. thanks for sharing – and love your memory – and the way your land rover could survive the apple tree is a testimony to the beasts they could be! also – good for you for driving a stick shift – I think there are less and less cars that even offer manual options these days

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  2. Those Land Rovers were built tough and meant to last – perhaps the precursor of our modern, luxury, not-so-tough SUVs. I enjoyed the story in your flash and your final hypothetical question.

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    1. Thanks for reading Norah!
      And a couple years ago – our friend was dating a business owner with a pristine Land Rover – and we carpooled to
      Dinner it – the pristine leather and high roof inside – it all felt so luxurious and city comfy and that got me thinking about what that kind of vehicle was really built for – terrain and transporting –
      Thanks again for reading and sharing your insight

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  3. That Land Rover had seen better days and the seat was missing! A few years ago I went to a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Ford Model A. It was called a rendevous as collectors/owners brought their cars and trucks to a big park and I took some pics and spoke to the owners. One had a pick-up truck with the original finish, unlike the others who had it refinished with a glossy paint job. He had done no restoration on the vehicle and the dashboard looked similar to this. It was a fun outing and the vehicle owners loved talking about their rides. 🙂

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