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« on: January 08, 2019, 07:38:40 PM »

I remember driving for the first time. Hands shaky on the steering wheel breath in short excited gasps I turn the key, sputter of the Honda engine it comes to life. Nerves tickle my insides as I take it out of park, rolling over fallen oranges in the driveway the scent of citrus the air freckled with fruit flies. I check the mirrors, hairs on the back of my neck standing up, a car speeds by I push the brake too hard and jolt forward dad chuckles. Fences line the road, like magnets daring me to steer straight the asphalt steams as the sun cleans up puddles left over from last nights downpour. My face is flushed with concentration, cemetery walls on the right, brick crumbling and reminding me of how close to death I came, almost joining my sister, alone in the heap of twisted metal and hot blood sliding, glass in my throat. Now I slow down and turn back into the driveway, maiden voyage sisters waiting in the yard--   
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