Friday Fictioneers: The Freedom to Get Lost

My father always said I could get lost in a phone booth. I realize that expression dates me but he wasn’t far from wrong. I’m good at a lot of things but finding my way isn’t one of them. That is until the GPS came out. I have one mounted on my dash at all times, and with it I can go anywhere I want.

If I see an interesting road sign, I will gladly head that way, knowing that if I get turned around all I have to do is hit the “Go Home” button.

For me that’s freedom.

This week’s photo: © Fleur Lind

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.


51 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Freedom to Get Lost

  1. My first encounter with a GPS my daughter was driving. Damn thing told her to turn right, then right, then right again – we were going round in circles till I spotted an old-fashioned road sign that pointed us where we wanted to go!


  2. Nicely done, Dawn. I prefer to call it “directionally challenged.” GPS can be confusing and must be updated, but I know people who use them driving home from work. 🙂


  3. As long as that thing doesn’t lead you into a lake… no, seriously, well done. The story perfectly demonstrates the freedom some devices can give to people who can’t take things for granted.


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