Creative Prompt: The Getaway Vehicle

I was walking back from the park with my son a few weeks ago when I saw this motorbike hidden under a tree. The path we like to take is not paved and is quite wild this time of year. It follows the curve of the railway line which runs through the area, and I like to walk my son down there as he likes to see the trams that run on those rails. The spot itself is quite secluded.

He was the first one to point out the ‘motobike’, which was quickly followed by a request for a ride, causing him not inconsiderable disappointment when I had to refuse him.

The way the bike was concealed within the low lying branches of a tree, and the way there is damage to parts of it suggests to me that who ever stashed it there may not have had the best of intentions.

It feels like a good opener for a crime procedural, a mysterious motorbike, found it the woods.

Who do you think may have left it there? 

What were they the ‘getaway’ driver for?

I’m not a huge fan of creative exercises, so it’s not my habit to tell people what to do with these prompts. There are lots of options – a scene, some flash fiction, a short story, an idea for a short film or a physical piece of art. If you do have a go with this one and would like to drop the result in the comments please do so. I would be very interested to see what people make of these so please do link to blog posts or comment below.

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