Tuesday, May 19, 2015

VisDare 97: Almost

Today I'm writing a little flash fiction for Angela Goff's Visual Dare challenge.
I hope you enjoy!
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"Stop, stop," Kevin yelled uselessly towards the car hurtling down the dusty lane in front of him.  He kept running as it continued, stopping only when it was out of sight. He squatted in the middle of the road and inhaled deeply, trying to catch his breath. "I almost had it." He stared at the empty road in front of him. "Almost."

With no help in sight, he moved over to the shade. "I'm an idiot! Almost doesn't count. Well, except like dad said, in horseshoes and hand grenades."

He laid back, his hands behind his head, reflecting on his day. He'd been late for class, had a fight with his girlfriend, lost his favorite pair of sunglasses. Not a good day at all.

Staring overhead, he watched the clouds move in and then felt the drops of rain on his face.

"Dammit, why didn't I set that emergency brake!"

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