Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Climber - The World in Miniature

by Meredith Towbin

At twenty, Jack bought a beat-up Ford and told his mother he wanted to climb big rocks. He pushed the backseat down at night and slept with his head in the trunk and his feet by the gearshift. Five miles outside Devil’s Tower, a hitchhiker stabbed him in the gut with a jackknife. While he bled in the road he wondered why anyone would steal a beat-up Ford with an industrial-sized bag of Lucky Charms in the trunk.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd say something about always being after his Lucky Charms, but that is obvious.

Matthew MacNish said...

Micro-flash is sweet.

D.G. Hudson said...

Short and sharp. Made me cringe.

Donna Hole said...

Twisted :)