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Katie Stories: Sobriety Test

Don’t drink and drive

In the spirit of Halloween, I wanted to share a short story. I originally write this longer ago than I would like to admit, and it was published in Danse Macabre.

Sobriety Test

“What awful racket is this?” I asked, raising my voice over the stereo.

“It’s Howling Moon’s latest song, James gave me a copy,” Holly shouted back at me.

“You know Holly, just because James’ band sings a song doesn’t mean we all want to hear it,” Amy leaned forward from the back seat and turned the volume down.

“Thank you,” I said.

“It wasn’t that bad,” Holly muttered. “I liked it.”

“Don’t sulk,” Amy said. “After the fuss you made about Lucy being extra careful with James’ van you probably shouldn’t deafen her. It might effect her driving.”

“Between that noise and this rain it’s not the best driving conditions,” I said keeping my eyes on the road. It had started raining when we left the city, a light patter that had rapidly evolved into a torrent. The wind had picked up, steadily pushing us to the left. The van felt oversized and clumsy.

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