August 21st, 2008

Unconquered by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>

Day Thirteen of 41 Days of Metallicar ...

 Well, today turned out better than I thought it would. It was still relentless, but I survived ... and I met every bloody effing deadline, too. 

And that brought me to this evening and the anticipation of the boys, and the writing of yet another 100-word drabble for the 41 Days of Metallicar!

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Barometric Pressure
 
Dean was fourteen days dead before Sam fixed her broken taillight. He’d forgotten until a cop in Oconto Falls ticketed him. He bought a book and learned.
 
Only then did he realize that she’d been Dean’s emotional barometer. Dean had always taken care of her, always … until after Dad disappeared. He remembered Dad ragging on Dean about touching her up when they finally found him, and realized that Dean had gradually slipped up on her maintenance as he’d gotten more worried about Dad. It happened again only as he died.
 
Sam wondered how she’d looked when he’d left for college.
 
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Oh, look -- Sam's in northern Wisconsin!  (Wonder if my oldest sister might see a black Impala with a newly fixed taillight ...?)

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