Cars, Snakes and Synchronicity

A collection of short stories and essays

By Becky Shafi

Published by Becky Shafi at Smashwords

Copyright 2011 by Becky Shafi

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Cars, Snakes and Synchronicity

She had said something funny. I turned to laugh as I entered the intersection. My eyes were off the road for no more than a second, or maybe two. Then I felt him. I guess I saw him before I felt him. It was a tall, black form appearing like a flash in the right side of my vision. Like a ghost or a specter, he came out of nowhere, slamming into my car - soft thud of body meeting hard, impermeable car. Then I sensed, or rather imagined, him falling away from the car, lying in a crumpled, still mound of mangled body parts. My car continued through the intersection. I pulled over to the curb, heart thumping, mind stunned, and all I could think was, “So this is how it feels to kill someone.”

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