Photo Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll
This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–February 5th, 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides or chooses a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt was supplied by J. Hardy Carroll. Thanks, J. Hardy.
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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
MEMORIES OF FRIENDS AND MOONSHINE by P.S. Joshi
When Lucy, a school friend of mine, was on summer vacation her parents, older brother, and she used to spend every vacation her father had with the relatives in the hills of West Virginia.
West Virginia is a beautiful state but there just weren’t enough jobs for everyone. Families used to move north to Ohio or Michigan to work in the rubber shops or for car manufacturers. They got homesick and took trips back to West Virginia whenever possible.
Sometimes just an older son would make the move, work during the week, and drive back for the weekend.
Once a friend of mine who worked for the Chevy plant said, “The guys I work with asked if I was going home for the weekend.”
This fellow, an Ohioan, lived at home within a short driving distance.
My school friend told me family neighbors down there made moonshine.
“When the revenuers came around,” she said, “the guys used to hide the liquor in the well.”
I thought it was hilarious and could see them scrambling.
Moonshine was sometimes transported in a car with a special tank underneath. A popular movie in 1958 starring Robert Mitchum, “Thunder Road” was about the subject.