August 12th, 2008

Winchester Family by <lj user=fuesch>

Day Four of 41 Days of Metallicar ...

 Here's my contribution to Day Four of 41 Days of Metallicar. All of today's fun is over here!

Once again, it's a 100-word drabble. This one has a title!

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Eighteen

He sat behind the wheel, taking a quiet minute alone. There were memories all around him, more than he usually let himself recall. Feeling them unfold, he was surprised to realize how many of them were good ones, moments of laughter and music and even peace. There were ghosts present, but none that needed salt or fire; these blessed him with rare grace, and he closed his fingers around the keys. He knew he’d made the right choice, the perfect choice, of present for his son.
 
“Take good care of him, girl. He loves you more than I ever did.”

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This was much more gentle than Last Rites, but I hope you check that one out, too.

Enjoy!