Creative Comedy Project

Are We There Yet? By sarah ruckley

Ceri finished her lipstick and folded back passenger mirror. “What time is it now?”

“One minute past the last time you asked.”

“Can’t you go any faster?”

Tony’s knuckles turned white as his fists clenched the steering wheel even tighter.

“What time did you say we’d be there again?”

“Half past seven.”

“And what time is it now?”

Tony’s head was thumping now, his jaw tightening. “Twenty past.” Teeth grinding.

“Christ Tony, were not going to make it…”

“Yesss, we are.”

“No we’re not, I just know it. For Christ’s sake Tony put your foot down. I can’t stand being late, you know I can’t, especially with Carol, you know how she is. Oh my God, we’re not gonna make it…”

Tony’s head was exploding. One more peep out of that hard bitch mouth. Come on Ceri, just one more word…

“What time is now? PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN TONY!”

“With pleasure Ceri.”

Tony’s foot hits the accelerator. Tree. Bang. Dead on time.

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