August 31, 2010

Drabble #93

Prompt: Author's Choice
Inspiration: Joseph West

The open road is beautiful from a car, but even more so when you’re flat on the pavement. Come here at the right time of day, and you’ll be safe. Even if a car comes along, you’ll hear it with plenty of time to get out of the way. It’s worth the slight risk of auto accident, to feel your back against the hot asphalt, to feel the sunburn gradually forming as you stare up into the cloudless blue Texas summer sky. Nothing makes you feel smaller or more free. Nothing leaves you with such an overwhelming sense of possibility.

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