Published June 10, 2018 by rochellewisoff

This week Pegman takes us caving in Texas in the United States. If you take the tour above, you can go caving.  However, you’re free to visit nearby Amarillo or the Cadillac Ranch if you prefer.

Your mission is to write up to to 150 words inspired by the location. You can contribute a story, poem, or essay. Once your piece is polished, feel free to share it with others using the linkup below. Reading and commenting on others’ work is part of the fun.

Thanks to Karen and Josh for hosting the challenge.

The following story is admittedly a summer rerun. Some will remember the version entitled “Generations” I posted for Friday Fictioneers. I dusted it off, changed the title, added 50 words and, voila, a Pegman story is born. 😉 Some of you might remember it. The photo I chose is the same one I used in July 2015…has it really been three years?

Cadillac Ranch- © Jean L. Hays

Genre: Hysterical Fiction

Word Count: 150


            “The summer of 1953. What a heatwave.” Great-Gran adjusted the thermostat. “We didn’t have air conditioning.”

            “No A/C?” Fourteen year-old Megan put her DVD on pause. “You really did live in the Stone Age. What did you do for fun? Play with rocks?”

            “Very funny, Missy.” Great-Gran giggled like a schoolgirl. “My boyfriend and I went to the drive-in theater on Saturday nights. If we were lucky there’d be a decent breeze and a good flick like Roman Holiday or From Here to Eternity.

            “Oh I adore those. I caught them on Netflix. Burt Lancaster was really hot in that sex scene on the beach.”

            Great-Gran’s withered cheeks flushed and her eyes sparkled. “I missed that part of the movie, but I think the scene in Bobby’s Bel-Air topped it.”

            “April, 1954.” Megan saw her great grandmother in a whole new light. “Does Gramps know he’s a passion pit baby?”  


I think the film clips bear repeating, too. 😉

44 comments on “MULTIPLICATION

    • Dear Josh,

      Your comment has me laughing. There are somethings that shouldn’t be shared with kids. 😉 I remember having a chat with my youngest about the facts of life. When he wrinkled his nose, I said, “How do you think you got here?” That’s when the hands clapped over his ears and he sang, “La la la!” Thank you, says the author demurely.



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  • I love the phrase “passion pit baby”, how funny! I remember the drive in movies when I was a teenager, but somehow it seems so much more romantic in great-gran’s time. Maybe it’s the classic movies calling out to me.

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    This was a great reboot! Jeez… I remember writing a story to that one. …

    Passion Pit Baby is hilarious… especially that GG missed that scene because she was busy creating her own…

    Lotsa love,


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  • That really is a steamy scene, even now! The way they tumble in the surf and the water washes over them and they don’t even notice. Terrific. Love Gran and her girlish giggle and the way her grand daughter must be seeing her in a new light after that revelation. Lovely Rochelle

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    • Dear Lynn,

      Megan might have gotten more than she bargained for with Great Gran’s story. Obviously, there’s still fire in that old stove, isn’t there. 😉
      It seems I read or saw an interview with Deborah Kerr who said that scene wasn’t nearly as fun to shoot as it was to watch. But ooh baby, it lit up the screen. 😀 Thank you.



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      • Always good to remind young people that the elderly were just as naughty as they are! To be honest, that scene doesn’t look like fun – making out on a beach? With all that sand getting into places? I wonder how many shots it took? 🙂


  • There is something to be said about the old fashioned love scenes. They are more believable to me than some of the tripe in today’s movies. I guess I am a bit old fashioned.
    On a different note… a friend of mine was JUST as Cadillac Ranch last week! She is an artist and posted pictures on FB! How cool is that?? ❤

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  • We never had that peculiarly American phenomenon – drive -in cinemas – in any place in the word I lived as a teenager… and there were a few… on the other hand there were plenty of beaches…but none with psychedelic cars buried on them !!!

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    • Dear Valerie,

      Your comments make me smile. The picture was taken in Amarillo, Texas on Cadillac Ranch. I’ve never been there, but apparently this is quite the tourist attraction.

      The drive-ins provided inexpensive entertainment when I was a child. Children under twelve got in for free. When I was quite small…under 6, I’d be dressed in my pajamas. Mom would pack supper and big jug of iced tea. Before the movies began children played on the playground by the screen. (They would be dressed in their pajamas, too.) As soon as the sun was fully down, a cartoon would precede the main feature. I would rarely make it through the first movie…there were usually three.

      I was never allowed to go to the drive in on dates, although my then boyfriend, now husband and I broke that rule a few times. 😉

      Thank you for coming by.



      PS You might ask himself where I ‘found’ the term “passion pit baby”. 😉


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