It’s All in the Attitude Part 6

reg430 By reg430, 19th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Our main character has accepted a ride home with the man who refuses to leave her side. She will have to be alone with him in the black night as he attempts to get her home

The Story


“You can trust me.” He reaches out and wraps his hand around my forearm. “After all, what are co-workers for?”

I nod slowly, wishing that I could escape his mirth, but I pull the passenger door open, knowing there is nothing left to be done here.

Climbing into his car, I say, “I don’t know your name.” He pulls his car onto the lonely road that leads from the prison to the freeway.

“Well then, I’m sorry about my manners,” he answers, extending his left arm in front of his body toward me. I squirm over to take half of his outstretched hand. “My name is Kent Segman. So now we’ve been properly introduced. What is your last name, Dawn?”

“Ashley,” I respond, before letting go of his hand.

As we travel down the familiar, dark, country-like road, passing the trucker’s stop, the tuna factory, and the new car lots, I feel uneasy. What am I supposed to say to this man? Even though we both work in the same place, he is an absolute stranger. I know nothing about him. Leave it to me to get myself into this mess.

“Well, Dawn Ashley, contrary to what you might believe, you’re safe with me. And since, I suppose, we have a bit of a ride before us, you might as well relax.” He turns to smile at me. “But you will have to tell me where to turn off the freeway.”

Somehow, as a single car passes with its lights burning brightly, I feel that he can be trusted. As he turns the car onto the freeway, I settle back and momentarily close my eyes. I might as well enjoy someone else making the twenty-minute drive home.

The night has plenty to offer, but the one thing I want right now, the thing I want more than anything, is to crawl into my bed. I’m beat.

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Black Night, Dark Country Road, Prison

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author avatar reg430
I have been involved in writing since earning my M.A. in English/Creative Writing over 20 years ago. Most of my work, though, has been in the classroom, helping others better their writing.

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author avatar tafmona
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

it is true, attitude is the main thing in life, we set positive we attract good stuff, we set it negative we attract shit

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author avatar reg430
24th Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you, Tafmona. What you said is very true.

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