The Junk Car's Curse

Story from Yorkton Story Slam 2019

Editor's Note: Yorkton This Week thanks the six participants who allowed their stories to be posted here.

I finally took the photo of the old junk car!

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There is an old junk car on the intersection of 229 west and no. 9 north hwy to Good Spirit

Lake that I wanted to take some photos of.  This  junky old car  shows beautiful tones for photography.

It will be fun to see what my 35 mm Nikon camera does with it.

I  have always wanted to take a can of metal spray paint and make it this junky old car a different colour like a solid red or maybe pink.

I decided this time, on my way back from the lake I was going to stop and take a picture.  I love photography  That was my plan.

So after another lovely afternoon on the beach and now driving home, I was planning the photo shoot locale.  I knew the junk car sat in bush that was too deep and tall grassed for me to at

tempt to get closer to.  I decided I would stop across the road from it.  As I got closer I realized a couple of vehicles were close behind me so I quickly  pulled over onto the shoulder and was going to stop and get out of my car and let the vehicles go by on the highway.

I pulled onto the  shoulder quicker than I would have liked and  my car ended up sideways.  My vehicle had dropped halfway down into the ditch and the other half was still on the grassy shoulder.  I stayed calm and was so shocked I figured I was done for and would not get out of this ditch and then I took a few breaths and noticed my car was cruising at a nice speed in the ditch sideways and I missed the sign post on my right.

Stay calm, stay calm and wait for the vehicles to pass on the highway.  As I was slowly driving sideways on shoulder and ditch the truck that was going by was even with my Honda and we looked at each other (the driver and passenger) They did not stop but looked concerned I believe they noticed that my car was in control and drove on.

I kept driving sideways along the shoulder and ditch  I did not want to stop my vehicle in the ditch in fear of not getting back out as it was a fairly steep decline.  Once traffic cleared on the highway I gracefully pulled up my honda crv back onto the highway;  where it should be.

I then saw just ahead a little gravel road  and I turned and stopped there and took a breath, several breaths.

After a calming down few moments.  I FINALLY TOOK SOME PHOTOS OF THE CAR from that gravel road and it seemed so far away . that car,  so I zoomed in my Nikon quite a bit to get the car and took several shots.,  I did not feel I should get closer to it. It’s cursed.  I was warned.

The full article on Story Slam 2019 is seen here.

See Ryan Matin's 'Beaucoup de Stress' here

See Ross Green's 'A Loonie for Your Thoughts" here

See Rebecca Genovy's 'Honourable Mention' here

See Jenn Tatton’s ‘The Gathering Storm’ here

See Amara Brown’s ‘The Midnight Tapping’ here

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