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TITLE (EDIT)
Red Sun
DESCRIPTION
A father's worst nightmare comes true
[390 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Horror
AUTHOR
Doc Byron
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[April 2007]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (5)
Blood Whore (Poetry) A vampire learns the true meaning of loneliness [46 words] [Horror]
Dogs, Cats, And Babies (Short Stories) A tale of pet/sibling rivalry [237 words] [Humor]
I Will Kill You (Short Stories) - [196 words] [Horror]
Menopause (Short Stories) A woman going through the ''change of life'' has had enough [297 words] [Horror]
The Politics Of Resurrection (Poetry) - [91 words] [Horror]
Red Sun
Doc Byron

The days are bad, but the nights are worse. And in the dead of night, I always lie awake and listen. Listening for the sound of screaming. I didn't mean to do it; it was just an accident. It comes to me in my sleep, waking me instantly. The screaming. The day had started badly. My car wasn't running right, I was going to be late for work, and my daughter Annie was clinging to my pantleg, asking me not to go, for me to stay home because she didn't feel good. I was hungover, in bad shape. If only I hadn't been so hungover....tired. If...if...that useless excuse for a word. IF. I'd finally gotten my car started, Annie still clinging to me. I'd told her to go and ride her new bike, the one with training wheels. The SAFE one. She'd toddled off to ride her bike, moping as she went. I'd climbed into my car, started it up, waving goodbye to Annie. She waved back, teary-eyed {If only I'd...if only} and then I pulled out of the driveway and headed toward the interstate. The tapedeck blasted 1980's metal ballads at me as I cruised along highway 70, the sound of the lead singer screaming at me raucously {The screaming.....screaming....} about living after midnight, rocking til dawn. The ballads drowning out all other outside noise, carhorns, music, etc. Just my own little world where everybody was {Screaming.} I'd stopped at a light when a man in a blue and silver uniform came battering on my driver's window with a nightstick, yelling and cursing and {Screaming} telling me to shut off the engine! and pointing to the back of my car and standing there with bulging, terrified eyes. I walked to the back of my car to see a pair of tiny chrome bars hanging from my rear bumper {handlebars} covered in blood {bicycle handlebars} and a long, wide, slick of blood streaming down the blacktop behind me {laced with tiny tufts of blond hair} as the cop stood nearby, spewing up his breakfast {as the onlookers stood by} screaming. Screaming like banshees as the long, thick stream of blood glistened black in the relentless Texas sun. {If only I'd stayed home....payed more attention..} as my Annie hung there SCREAMING. The days are bad, but the nights are always worse...

 

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