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Friday, June 27, 2014

Freak Flag Friday: Featuring "8 Second Ride" -a Supernatural Short Story

Freak Flag Friday: Featuring "8 Second Ride".

Photo Credit: Red Vines & Red Wine
It's Freak Flag Friday at The Realm!

Welcome to the Freak Show!
I've been watching Supernatural like crazy!
So I figured, why not share a supernatural sort of tale?
Today, get your freak on with my spooky little story
"8 Second Ride"
I hope you enjoy this flash fiction piece.
This is how I fly my Freak Flag...

8 Second Ride

By: D.M. Kilgore
            “Daniel?!” Leah whispered through the tattered screen door of her double-wide. Not believing her eyes, she pushed on the screen, stumbled down the cracked sidewalk, and slid into the waiting pick-up.
            “Hey babe,” he drawled, his eyes searching hers intimately.
            “Danny?” she reached out to touch his face, expecting him to disappear into the darkness, but he remained seated next to her. She drew her hand away from his warm cheek in amazement. Danny gave her his trademark lopsided grin and turned his attention to the stereo. He casually punched the search button, settling on Tim McGraw, before gunning the engine. 
            Leah smiled tentatively as they sped down Union Road and onto Highway 111. She still couldn’t believe he was here.  She slid across the bench-seat and settled her head on Danny’s broad shoulder. She’d always fit perfectly, the most perfect fit in the world as far as she was concerned, right there at his side. She closed her eyes and sent up a silent prayer of thanks, relaxing as she listened to Danny sing along with Tim.  Just like old times.
            Inhaling deeply, absorbing the familiar woodsy scent of his skin, she let go of all remaining traces of doubt. He was here, real… alive. She opened her eyes just in time to see the semi’s grill smash through the windshield.
            Leah stood in the street amidst puddles of oil, gasoline, and blood, completely unharmed, and still wearing Danny's T-shirt. She held her breath waiting, watching, until the truck exploded– shooting metal and flames into the midnight sky, just as she knew it would. She watched as her boyfriend appeared out of the wreckage, just as she knew he would.
            “I love you Leah.” He smiled at her one last time.
            And just like that, he was gone… again.
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Notes About This Story:


 This story came about because of a wonderful writing prompt exercise by author LaDonna Cole.  After I wrote it, I began thinking about Leah and Danny and their brief but beautiful love story.  Their story always starts a song playing in my mind, and strangely enough it's not Tim McGraw.  For some reason, I hear Gloriana's "Goodnight (Kissed You)".  I'm often inspired by music.  Typically, I'll hear a song and a story idea will pop into my head based on the lyrics or music.  This is the first time I've written something that later made me think of a song that seems to be important to the character's story.  I thought I'd share it with you.

Here's the video: 

Do you think Danny keeps coming back for that goodnight kiss?
I do.



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