A Road Painted in Scarlet

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The infamous Highway 74 in Southern California can be a death trap of a road.

There’s even a store that sells a T-shirt with the logo: I SURVIVED THE ORTEGA HIGHWAY.

Let me tell you about someone who never earned that shirt.

I didn't murder him. But what happened haunts me to this day. And the kicker?

This story's real. More

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About Michael Angel

Michael Angel’s worlds of contemporary fantasy range from the unicorn-ruled world of the Morning Land to the gritty underside of Los Angeles. Author of the bestselling Centaur of the Crime – where C.S. Lewis meets CSI – his books populate shelves in languages from Russian to Portuguese.

He currently resides in Southern California. Alas, despite keeping a keen eye out for griffins, centaurs, or pegasi, none have yet put in an appearance on Hollywood Boulevard.

Michael Angel’s welcome mat is out at his website, so feel free to visit: http://www.michaelangelwriter.com.

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Review by: White Sun Press on Nov. 23, 2011 :
Really great vignette about a real-life incident on the dangerous Ortega Highway in southern California. The outcome manages to shock even as the author conveys its near-inevitability...as well as its greater significance. To me, the story is more about the humanity of the narrator himself, and the combination of guilt and horror that accompanies those thoughts that arise in all of us from time to time, whether we admit it or not. The honesty of the writer and the dark humor mixed with real regret, really serves almost as a dual warning...about our mortality in those tin-can devices we tend to treat as indestructible, and how easy it is to wish ill on others we don't know, especially when they scare the pants off us. Highly recommend!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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