Wild, part 1 Tuesday November 7, 2006, 0 comments

He glanced furtively to the left and right before slipping unnoticed through the door of the bathroom. Behind him, the forlorn lights swinging above the island of the ramshackle gas station cast eerie shadows over the pavement. Time marched on as it always had at the gas station.

Ages later, like some painfully slow magic trick, the door would open and a woman strolled out. She was tall and handsome with long graceful legs, and the big hair that was so popular at this end of the 1970s.

She walked purposefully across the gas station lot to the edge of the road and stuck out her thumb. Car after car passed, but nobody seemed interested in picking up the woman standing beneath the Texaco sign.

Eventually a beat up old Dodge creaked to a dusty halt on the side of the road.

“Hey babe.”

Her voice drifted across the lot, barely audible above the hissing rushing sounds of cars whizzing past on the highway. After a brief exchange, she slid into the passenger seat. The car spun its wheels on the gravel shoulder, eventually regaining traction and almost clipping a newer model VW before shooting off into traffic headed toward the big city.


Comments

Commenting has ended for this post, but I'd still love to hear from you.

The website of Adrian Lebar

A Rain of Frogs is written, designed and built by Adrian Lebar, a twenty(!) year veteran of web design and development. He is currently managing web and mobile development teams at Canada’s largest and most beloved classifieds site, Kijiji!

He is a father, sailor, snowboarder, skier, cyclist, writer, artist, graphic designer, classically trained musician and afraid of heights.

Adrian is not currently available for freelance and contract work. Learn more.

Perfection is not achieved when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more which can be taken away.”
- Antoine de St Exupery

Twitter

  • I never had a BeBox, but I did run BeOS for some time as my daily driver operating system and really enjoyed it. Go… t.co/jSKDYI7Ofx Saturday October 24, 2020
  • I remember designing and building the original Playdium website in 1996 (I have screen caps somewhere of the work w… t.co/N3csm6pAwe Wednesday October 14, 2020
  • Enough of this, 2020, already. Eddie Van Halen, rest easy, man. t.co/bA8h4OtgsN Tuesday October 6, 2020
  • It is amazing how quickly one adjusts to their glasses constantly steaming up, isn’t it? Monday October 5, 2020
  • Seriously, no amount of ‘weird tricks that Warren Buffet uses’ are going to improve anyone’s life. Friday September 25, 2020
  • Was just pondering about how both writing and programming can rewrite your brain, and came to the following, which… t.co/Nm2G3G0Mz0 Friday September 18, 2020
  • Sony was, like, one front dial away from converting me over to their Full Frame cameras. One dial. t.co/C8ZMVTqjJD Monday September 14, 2020
  • t.co/Jj5Je55OyC Tuesday August 25, 2020
  • @mrmatthogg You certainly want to work with him. Tuesday May 12, 2020