Tuesday, August 15, 2006
New Beginning 74
A Life Gone Wrong
The dust was still settling and there wasn’t time to think. He jumped from his truck and ran toward the overturned SUV, crunching broken glass and indistinguishable bits of automobile under his boots. A hand was lying partially out of the window on the hard packed dirt of the roadway. He braced himself for yet another bloody MVA as he dropped to the ground and looked into the open window.
She was hanging from the seatbelt; blood running down her face, through her dark hair and onto the roof below. She turned her head; her dark blue eyes terrified, her mouth moving but her words lost in the din from the still blaring radio.
He leaned lower and searched around the interior. She was alone and the passenger side door was wedged open. He pushed up, ran around to the open door, dropped to the ground and slid into the cab.
"I . . . I thought it was the radio -- but you've actually got the CD! Oh my God, do you know how long I've been trying to get my hands on Bobulinski's "East of the Sun?"
"Shh!" he commanded. "This is the best part."
Opening: anonymous.....Continuation: Sophia Ahmed