Most weeks terribleminds flashfiction challenge motivates me to write something. This week it was a quick five sentence challenge. It's was the perfect little exercise to get the fingers moving on the keyboard and a reminder to finish a short fiction which I have been slowly working on and it due at the end of the month if I want it to be considered for an anthology. If you are a writer, I highly recommend trying to find a weekly motivation to put a bit of writing out to the public.
The pedal stops mid-crank and midway up the hill. The third time on the bike ride it happens. I pedal backwards a half a crank and try to pedal forward before I lose all forward momentum. "No", I sigh when the push of the pedal stops midway. Stuck at a standstill midway up the hill, I curse. With the quick leap off the bike, I lift the back tire with one hand and manually cranked the chain free and know I need to visit the bike shop to fix the chain suck.