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In a Moment – By Michele M. van Eck
Amber Walker should be used to death by now, but she wasn’t. Her stiletto heels clicked against the ceramic tiles. Each brisk stride echoed through the corridor, announcing her arrival. She knew where she was going. She had walked that corridor before.
Overhead, exposed light bulbs dotted the length of the ceiling, casting a yellow haze on the floor. They fizzled, plunging the corridor into momentary darkness before igniting again.
Without a Hitch – by Kyle Rush
I’m standing on the side of a road. It’s an unremarkable road, but then, why would it be otherwise? Its asphalt skin is flaking, crumbling; forming pockmarks in its faded black face. The smells of melting tar, petrol fumes and burning rubber waft in the humid air. The sun is fierce, omnipresent.
This heat is on the cusp of unbearable in bike leathers; it can only be twenty-five degrees out but it feels like forty-five. I can’t take them off, I’ve tried; they’re sweated on. I could take shade, but I need to be on the road or I’ll never get a ride out of here.
I’m standing on the side of a road, not because I like standing on the side of roads, but because I don’t know how not to be. Once I was tearing down the road, petrol coursing through my veins, carefree and naïve as only a new motorcycle rider can be.
A hundred miles an hour one minute, zero the next.