This story is written for the Flash Fiction for aspiring writers challenge.
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It was a long car journey and I was going crazy. I was sitting in the back with my American Cousin Lindi; This was my first trip to the states. I was nine and lindi was ten. My Uncle Joe was my Mum’s older brother and he’d lived in upstate New York since he was Seventeen so he’d lost any trace of his Englishness. My Mum and I had flown into New York City and seen a bit of the city. Then Uncle Joe came to pick us up and take us to his place in Buffalo. It was an arrangement that worked well as we couldn’t really afford to stay in the hotel any longer. It would be nice to meet my Grandpa and Grandma too.
“Fancy a game of Noughts and Crosses?” I asked drawing out the grid.
Lindi burst out laughing. “That’s a stupid name. We call it Tic Tac Toe.”
“Ok, Tic Tac Toe then” I said trying to placate her. It was going to be a LONG journey.
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