Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | At the site of the crash – Brendon Booth-Jones

At the site of the crash – Brendon Booth-Jones

At the site of the crash all is thunderingly still. The street, trees, and houses lie curled asleep in the predawn chill. Silence hangs heavy as extinction. But one truck wheel still spins. We are first on the scene. Blood pools in the peeled skull of the driver, suspended by the half-sunk sickle of his belt and a bolt of glass is spiked through him like a lance. He is dead. He is dead. Hands shaking, you rush back to the car and call 911. I am frozen before the wreckage. Here han...

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