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09 September 2008 @ 06:35 am
Day Thirty-Two of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  
And -- here are another 100 words, my contribution to day 32 of the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration ...



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Rosetta Stone
 
He’d often joked with Sam that she spoke to him.
 
Dad started teaching him her language when he was still little, but he’d picked up most of it on his own. The split-second hesitation that meant her transmission needed attention, the ghost of a stutter that called for a tune-up, the slight change in pitch asking for a new muffler or exhaust pipe – he knew them all. Every change in shift, steering, or pedal response was part of their dialogue. He felt her.
 
Mechanical aptitude aside, he wondered whether he could teach Sam to listen to her with his heart.

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Current Music: "Crazy Circles" by Bad Company
 
 
 
bardicvoice: Auto shop by <lj user=paradise_birdie>bardicvoice on September 9th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
I am SO excited about the time drawing closer ...