Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You

Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Brian Williams.

THAT DARTH VADAR gets around. Here he is policing traffic at a drive-through liquor store attached to Mike’s Circle Grocery in Deerfield, Ohio.

Mike’s is right on the roundabout in the middle of town. It’s tricky enough pulling into their parking lot to use the grocery store—traffic clogging the roundabout for the store AND the drive-through would be insanity.

In my writer’s imagination, Mike tried all kinds of polite signs to get people to come in from the back lane, buy their grog and then exit sensibly through the proper door. I imagine Mike tried everything from a plain red “Exit Only” to


When none of that worked, he decided to call the Empire and get a real tone of authority going on.

The Death Star awaits rebels who refuse to exit like good subjects of the Empire

The Death Star awaits rebels who refuse to exit like good drones of the Empire

Milli Thornton (aka Milliver) is the author of Fear of Writing: for writers & closet writers. She is owner of the Fear of Writing Online Course, where her mission is to put the fun back into writing. Milli blogs at the Fear of Writing Blog and coaches writers individually at Writer’s Muse Coaching Service.

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  1. Hahahaha! That’s so funny! 😀

  2. I love it! Of course I loved the first three movies that came out…way back when. I haven’t seen the last three. They came out backwards too, as I suspect many people at Mike’s tried to do. LOL

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