Tuesday, July 23, 2013
New Beginning 1008
The rain must have heard her swearing, as it obligingly pounded even more heavily on the windscreen. Saucer-sized drops blattered onto the glass. Molly flicked the hi-beam on, leaned forward in her seat, and squinted through the clear trail briefly left in the wiper’s wake. Which gave her a great view of, oh, at least five metres ahead. Piece of cake driving this way. Her knuckles turned white on the steering wheel.
The turn-off should be coming up. Unless she had already missed it. It was a private driveway on a narrow country road; something easy enough to slip past even on a clear day.
There would be a glass of red waiting for her, logs smouldering in the fireplace and easy banter with her two oldest friends. Bliss.
“Bit of help please Darcy.”
The figure in the seat beside her pulled his face out of the coat he was probably surgically attached to, and turned slowly. He even pulled out those earbuds – she should feel honoured. She glanced at him and even now her heart fell at the sight of the acne coating his cheeks and forehead.
“Rain looks heavy,” he mumbled. Probably the longest sentence he had uttered for six months.
“Exactly. Look out for the turnoff. It’s on your side”
“What ‘bout the GPS?”
“Now why didn’t I think of that? Gosh, I wonder if it’s because private roads aren’t usually–”
An ear-bashing bang jolted through the cabin and a mountain of white suddenly appeared in front of her as the airbags activated.
"It's raining cats and dogs and you're lost. Your kid is sitting next to you, texting and listening to Good Charlotte. You've never driven this road before. So you don't know about the giant bullfrogs that only come out in the rain.
"It's times like this when you're thankful you're in the good hands of Allstate."
Opening: Corinne A......Continuation: Khazar-khum