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Reserve Flask (Flash Fiction 55)

Posted in Flash Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by dustus

3 am. Party over… Snow erases the frozen dirt road. Quarter-sized flakes whiteout the windshield. Focus skidding, 15 mph—ditched!

“Might be here a while,” C.J. muses, removing his earmarked copy of Catch 22 from the glove box. He reads, teeth chattering by flashlight, unseen beneath two army blankets, sipping whiskey from his reserve flask.

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