The Hitch – Flash Fiction for 3/1/13

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Genre: Horror

Photo Copyright Beth Carter

Photo Copyright Beth Carter

When you hitch, you catch rides with weirdos. But when you’re standing in the rain on the side of some lonely highway at midnight and a car stops, you get in. I could see it was some kind of cobbled together homemade jalopy, but it roared off down the dark road at high speed. The driver said nothing, and a black hoodie obscured his face. Faster and faster we flew through the storm, 100, 120, 140, 160. At 200, the hooded man began to laugh evilly. He threw his head back and cackled and the lightning flashed off bare bone.

34 responses to “The Hitch – Flash Fiction for 3/1/13

  1. Jalopy is the first word that came to mind when I saw that picture too. 🙂 Scary stuff here…eeee 😯 !

  2. Am I allowed to say that this is not your best work? However, I myself have not got my flash fiction skills honed since my return, so my best work has not shown up yet. On the other hand, the idea of that rig actually driving at 200 miles per hour is kind of funny…

  3. I really like the last line in this piece. The only thing I might do differently is take out that first ‘and’ and replace it with a comma. I just reads a little smoother. Great, great line.

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