Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A birthday wish

He slowly parked his new car in the driveway; slowly because he didn’t want to make noise which would draw his wife’s attention; this was the day of his life and he didn’t want her to ruin it. He stepped out of the car and looked at it with both happiness and concern in his eyes.

It was his 58th birthday and he bought himself the only thing he ever really  wanted – a red Shelby Mustang ’65 with two white stripes.

He remembered the day when he first saw it. Everything seemed grey to him in those days; he was 12 years old and he was just struck by puberty. Him and his mom were on the way to the grocery store; she always forced him to go with her wherever she went. They were walking toward the store when he saw it parked in front of a bakery. He stopped and looked at it with his big brown eyes; it was the most beautiful car he had ever seen… it was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen in his entire life. His mom started yelling at him but he didn’t hear her, his senses weren’t able to embrace anything else.

From that day forward he dreamed about this car all the time, day and night. He never really wanted anything else but the circumstances weren’t in his favour. He met his wife in high school and they had their first baby right after graduation. She thought Mustang wasn’t an appropriate for a young father so he didn’t buy it. A couple of years later they had another son and his wife used the same argument again. When children grew up they wanted to go to college, which was expensive, and his wife always said that they couldn’t waste money on such foolish nonsense.

She always had an excuse why he couldn’t buy the only thing he ever wanted. But this time he didn’t ask her and he didn't say anything either. He went to the car shop and fulfilled his dreams.

Photo taken from here.


  1. Oh what a beautiful car and so beautifully written also

  2. LOVE it! And I'm a big fan of the mustang. I love how you wrote this.

  3. Mustangs look great but my dream car is a Midnight Blue Corvette.

    Story is well written. Probably happens more often than we think just about the way you wrote this.

  4. @Diane - Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you liked it.

    @Doria - Thanks sweetie :)

    @Jo-Anne - Thank you.

    @Rita - Glad you liked it hun :*

    @Dicky - Thank you.

    @Barbara - I think this happens quite often, sadly. Thank you for commenting.

    @Rebecca - Thanks hun :)

    @Jewelry Shopping - Thank you.

    @Tianyu - Thank you sweetie.