CRASH! Excerpts

Nancy – Part 5

Getting across thirty ninth street. Thirty ninth was a busy street. You wouldn’t think it. But it was. Because drivers used it as a shortcut. To shave a few seconds off their commute. To get on with their important jobs. And, important lives. It was twelve thirty. Drivers grabbing a quick take out. Before they…

Nancy – Part 4

Kenny let the belt out just a tiny millimeter. To me it felt like a yard. I lurched forward. Out of control. Or, so it seemed. A fierce jerk brought me back. Into balance. “You’re okay. Now let’s take that step.” Kenny said. “And this time hold onto the railing.” I lifted my left foot….

Nancy – Part 3

t 3 I would solve the laundry problem later. I needed to eat. I scrapped together a bunch of change. Limped to my apartment’s front door. Got my cane from where it was leaning against the fridge. Unlocked the door. Went out to the corridor. Turned. Locked the door with my key. Limped down the…

Nancy – Part 2

I was napping. The phone rang. I limped to the kitchen to answer it. “Hi, Lyle” I recognized Nancy’s voice. “I think I left my Day Planner there. Can you check?” I limped to the living room Didn’t see the planner. Then I looked under the sofa. Voila! The wallet must have fallen out of…

Nancy

A knock sounded at the door. Like a starved woodpecker. Like a hestitant Jehovah’s Witness. I limped to the door. Peeked through the spy hole. I saw two women. Like Jehovah’s Witnesses. But they weren’t carrying satchels. Or, huge purses. I opened the door. Two brunettes. One about five two. The other five six. One…