Excerpt from my debut novel Out of the Great Black Nothing, for the April A-Z Challenge.
I will post excerpts from various writings daily.
For an hour, Claire tried to put her fouled mood behind her. If she looked in her rearview mirror, she might see everything laying in the middle of the freeway, getting splattered by the passing vehicles, ground into the mid-summer pavement just as casually as the brains of an albino squirrel she might as well be chasing. Eight years of college were being crushed beneath steel-belted radials. Her two years in the Air Force were a fluttering plastic bag, wrapped around an axle and melting in the freeway heat. Eight years at the Pentagon were being ground into a fine dust and sprayed on the passing cars.
None of it mattered.
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Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novel Out of the Great Black Nothing. He is currently represented by Debrin Case at Open Heart Publishing. See more of Eric's work here: Publications