“Actions have consequences; first rule of life.”
– Holly Lisle, American best-selling author
“Do you know what that is?”
“It’s a….” I had never seen a vehicle so utterly destroyed. “It was a pickup truck.”
I knew the blue Ford F150 had belonged to Robert. (Not his real name) The truck had literally been folded in two. The box was hiked up into the air like the tail of a scorpion about to sting. The driveshaft had travelled up and through the bed. The driver’s compartment now held the engine and transmission along with a front wheel and what remained of the radiator. The spokes of the steering wheel were folded forward and the column was bent up and to the right.
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