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Thursday, February 13, 2014

30 Minus 2 Days of Writing III: Incommunicado

Sometimes I just drive.

No goal, no destination.

In the twilight the rush hour traffic slows to a crawl and the headlights become an endless string of pearls. Faceless people in cars without make or model, alone together. In my anonymous darkness the radio plays softly. Someone sings about an ice-cold winter -02, and I spend 30 minutes with only my thoughts and dreams for company.

Incommunicado.



This post was written for Nicky and Mike's 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing III. To see the other posts, please visit We Work For Cheese. *
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25 comments:

  1. I thought for sure, we'd hear more from Moriarity. Today I thought you'd tell us she has an incommunicado disease. But I liked your story. I think there are times when we need some time alone.

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  2. A timeless moment distilled into 67 perfect words. Nice.

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  3. This is so elegant! Perfect! Stunning in it's simplicity! You rock, Ziva!

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  4. Oh man, this makes me want to get into my car and drive all night!

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  5. "I spend 30 minutes with only my thoughts and dreams for company." That means you are in good company. That's my preferred way to drive.

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  6. Beautiful... And WOW what an amazing shot!!

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  7. mikewjattoomanymorningsFebruary 13, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Dreams? You mean you sleep while you drive? I fear for your life, Ziva.

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  8. Very peaceful. I love it. The photo is very soothing.

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  9. There's something to be said for driving alone, late at night. (So long as you don't get so zoned out that you fall asleep at the wheel.)

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  10. I love solitary moments. This captures the beauty of solitude very well.

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  11. Copied and pasted into Word and let Word do the counting. :)

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  12. I love this (and the shot!). I sometimes wish some drives were longer, depending on the destination.

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  13. Yeah, me too, Mike.. Sometimes, I wish I could just drive forever..

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  14. Yeah, falling asleep at the wheel would be bad. Very bad. I've almost had it happen, too, and it scared the crap out of me.

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  15. Thanks, Reffie. Maybe you should send Evil Twin over here, she could use a little soothing.

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  16. Thanks, Katherine! The photo I took for one of our idiotic photo challenges, I can't remember which one now.

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  17. Doesn't it? Problem is, no matter how far you drive, once you get back, everything you were getting away from is still there..

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  18. Aww, thanks, Linda. You rock, too!

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  19. Thank you, Frank, I'm really glad you liked it.

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  20. Oh no, the ball's in Mike's, I mean Sherlock's, court regarding the adventure. You'll have to bug him into writing the next installment.

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