Heaven's Embrace

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Flash Fiction embracing eternity

Submitted: February 26, 2008

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Heaven’s Embrace

 

by Gerard Lebel

 

 

 

 

THUMP… THUMP… THUMP… THUMP… THUMP…

“Oh shit,” Gary exclaimed, listening to the rhythmic thumping sound of the rotation of the flat tire. He tried desperately to slow the car by lightly pumping the break pedal so that he could pull over to the side of the road but the ’99 Accord seemed to have a mind of its own at 60 mph.

“I told you last week that your damn tire had a slow leak and to get it fixed,” Carol cried, holding firmly to the overhead handle above the passenger door as the car jerked violently back and forth and back again!

“Hold on, Carol! It’s a blow out and I’m… I‘m…”

Carol’s deafening scream cut Gary off in mid sentence. The right front wheel hit the sandy, soft shoulder twisting the car into an uncontrollable spin as a precursor to a deadly flip into the darkness of the night. The car rolled several times atop some thick, thorny brush before skidding on its crushed rooftop to a lazy halt between two massive pine trees sprinkled with moon glow. Silence permeated the air along with some smoky dust as the car rocked ever so slightly before a peaceful stillness captured the moment for eternity.

A beautiful warm glow from a streaming, golden sun shined as the delightful sweet song of carefree, chirping birds could be heard all around the picturesque glen. Flowers, bursting with shades of glorious yellows, reds, pinks and whites along with tall, perfectly-shaped evergreen trees surrounded a beckoning, flagstone covered pathway.

Seconds, perhaps minutes or more passed before Gary and Carol emerged from the car… glowing and unscathed… following the glimmering light up the path to Heaven’s embrace.

© Copyright 2008 Gerard Lebel
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