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Naked Moon

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40 página
34 minutos
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Publicado:
Jan 6, 2015
ISBN:
9781507026137
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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...

Editorial:
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Jan 6, 2015
ISBN:
9781507026137
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Naked Moon - Brian Spangler

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Naked Moon

a short story by Brian Spangler

Copyright © 2014-2015 Brian Spangler

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

All rights reserved. Except as permitted under U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the author.

Editing by David Gatewood

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

While working on this short story, I was aided by several individuals to whom I wish to offer my immense gratitude and appreciation. Thank you for reading a few drafts of this story, and for offering critiques and encouragement. As always, your feedback has helped to shape the story.

To Chris Pourteau, David Gatewood, Susan May, Don Shope and Kay Bratt for providing invaluable feedback, and helping me recognize the potential of the story.

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NAKED MOON

An unexpected storm.

A sudden distraction.

For one traveler, the sight of a naked moon might just mean the difference between life and death.

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

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