Naked Moon: A short story

Brian Spangler
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Naked Moon: A short story. 


An unexpected storm. 
A sudden distraction. 
For one traveler, the sight of a naked moon might just mean the difference between life and death. 


Excerpt 

I DIED THIS morning on a winding road in the Ohio Amish Country. Rainy daylight spilled around me while heaping clouds piled high into the sky. In the distant west, the sky bore a giant bruise, sending a curtain of stormy green and black over my head. When the winds became sudden, a howling gale blew leaves and twigs across the road like a child throwing a tantrum. That is when I should have slowed down. That is when I should have eased into the turns and the sharp curves. But I never let up on the gas and marched forward without giving it a second thought. 

The weather fronts played together in thundery efficacy while sunlight peered in through a closing blue window, hinting that the storm might soon pass. A torrent of rain and hail came then, pelting the road and ticking off of my windshield and roof. The hollow sound bounced in my car and rang in my ears like an old mechanical phone... 

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Brian Spangler
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Jan 10, 2015
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Pages
31
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Language
English
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Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
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