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written by: Phyllis Souza


The crack of thunder, a flash of lightning, and pelting rain should have kept Aurora from driving. But she needed to tell Johnny she wasn't having an affair. She loved only him.

Along the way, a large oak had come down on the road. She didn't see it until it was too late. Wheels skidded. Heart erratic. Eyes wide. She lost control.

The screaming sound of sirens raced through the night, but when an ambulance arrived, the paramedic found Aurora slumped forward, spattered blood, airbag inflated. The smell of sulfur filled the air.

"Johnny…" Aurora murmured, and then slipped away.

Phyllis Souza

Phyllis Souza

Phyllis Souza lives in Northern California and is retired from a long real estate career. After taking several on-line writing classes, she started writing flash fiction and short stories. Her stories have been published in Café Lit, Spillwords, Scarlet Leaf, and Friday Flash Fiction.
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