As soon as I realized we were going the wrong way, I looked for a place to turn around. The best place to turn around looked like it would be at the next traffic light. The traffic was heavy and it was going to be hard to get my car heading the right direction without a light.
Right beside the light on the left hand side of the road was empty parking lot. It looked as if a fast food restaurant and once lived on part of the cement pad but, it had long ago been removed. The lot looked perfect for my turn around.
I made my left turn once the light turned green and then made a quick left into the parking lot. As my car entered the lot I heard a huge thud! The entrance into the lot looked like it was clear from the road but, I had obviously gone over something.
“What was that?” JDaniel wanted to know.
“I don’t know,” I replied. “Maybe mommy ran over something. I didn’t see anything though.”
“Maybe you ran over a little man,” JDaniel said matter-a-factly.
“No, I really don’t think it was a little man,” I answered.
“Did he have a wrench? Maybe he was working on the parking lot.” JDaniel surmised. Daydreaming possibilities of what might have made the loud sound.
“I really don’t think it was a little man at all,” I announced.
“Did he bring a horse with him? Is the horse hurt too?” he wanted to know.
“No, I don’t think there was a horse or a man,” I said a little more strongly.
“Where do you think his car is? JDaniel wanted to know.
Possibilities as to what had made that sound filled the car the whole ride home. There were dozens things the little man had been doing and had brought with him to work on the parking lot.
Finally as we approached our driveway, JDaniel stopped sharing ideas and announced, “Mom, I really don’t think you killed a leprechaun. I think he is probably okay.”
I am so glad! I would hate to injure anyone with my car ever but, to hurt a leprechaun on St.Patrick’s Day would be terrible.
Disclaimer: This post is linked to Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop. The prompt is daydreams. The story is almost one hundred perfect true. I don’t remember all the things JDaniel said due to the fact that I was trying to drive home and listen at the same time.