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18 September 2008 @ 12:05 am
Day Forty-One of 41 Days of Metallicar!!!  
Okay, folks -- here's my official last entry in the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration countdown! Tonight, we finally get our boys back with the premiere of season four of Supernatural! That's ample reason to celebrate, and believe me, I will.

But before the joy begins, this final 100-word drabble takes us back to the end of last season, to set the stage for this one.

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Memorial
 
Dean’s grave was concealed in an empty, weed-choked field in the middle of nowhere, marked only by a featureless white wooden cross identical to those that adorned ten thousand other anonymous roadside shrines to the victims of drunk drivers, ice storms, stupidity, or bad luck. The coordinates were recorded in Sam’s GPS, the only way that anyone could find it, even Sam.
 
He’d never gone back.
 
He knew better than anyone that Dean wasn’t there, and that no solace would be found at his grave.
 
Instead, Sam lived inside his memorial, hunting recklessly with her for his vengeance and salvation.

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The image in this drabble intentionally echoes my short story, Last Rites.  I'm still processing last season, I think.

And so ends this year's 41 Days of Metallicar countdown. Welcome, Season Four!

 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Sole Survivor" by Blue Oyster Cult
 
 
 
zofia27zofia27 on September 18th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I immediately reminded me of "Last Rites". Poor Sammy!

*makes one last grab for Kleenex*
bardicvoice: Driving Brothers by <lj user=janglyjewelbardicvoice on September 19th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Hmm, must restock for the episode tonight ...
rieyllrieyll on September 18th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
What a perfect end!

Bring on Season 4!!!
bardicvoice: Driving Brothers by <lj user=janglyjewelbardicvoice on September 19th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Thanks! Less than an hour to go now ...
raputathebuta: EmoSamraputathebuta on September 18th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Instead, Sam lived inside his memorial, hunting recklessly with her for his vengeance and salvation.

*weeps*

Oh Mary!! What a great one to go out on! I've thoroughly enjoyed these drabbles, as I do all your writing. Is it too early to start anticipating next year's Metallicar celebration?! *grin*

Happy Supernatural Thursday! The boys are BACK!!!!!
bardicvoice: Driving Brothers by <lj user=janglyjewelbardicvoice on September 19th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
I haven't a clue what I'll try to do for next year's 42 days!

Less than an hour ...

I'm really glad you enjoyed the drabbles! I very much enjoyed writing them.
whimsywinx: SN-ImpalaRescuewhimsywinx on September 18th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
If I weren't so happy for tonight's premiere, I'd be sobbing right now.

Mary, thank you for these. They were a wonderful way to anticipate the season. *hugs*
bardicvoice: Driving Brothers by <lj user=janglyjewelbardicvoice on September 19th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
You're most welcome, and your tears are wonderful applause. I've had a great time writing them.
originalcindyr: Metallicaroriginalcindyr on September 18th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
My dearest Mary ... a true and fitting ending. I have enjoyed spending these 41 days with you. Truth be told, I'm going to be missing my daily "visits with you".

Thank you soooo much for doing this.

I sat down last night and read Last Rites. It was time. A beautiful tribute from a gifted writer. My heart is full and my mind is now geared in anticipation that is within it's grasp.

I look forward also to the coming year ... to chat with you as we ramble and discuss our way into and through Season Four. :-) *hugs*
bardicvoice: Driving Brothers by <lj user=janglyjewelbardicvoice on September 19th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Thank you, Cindy! I'm very glad you essayed Last Rites; I know it wasn't easy.

I'm going to miss doing these. Something tells me that I'll drabble some more, as well as writing longer stories and doing my commentaries and Supernatural University meta. I think the spare discipline of the drabbles will carry over to make all my writing better.

And I'm looking forward to rambling with you, as well as enjoying a quiet cup of tea from time to time.

Forty minutes and counting ...