Deserted

The heat was on. Tiny movements made them sweat so they sat still as stone in the shade of their broken-down car, with the incongruous taste of antifreeze on their lips.

Another time they might have appreciated the irony. Later they would have laughed till they cried. But now their eyes only swept the horizon and beseeched that cruel, unwavering line to break and deliver up … oh, anything! … a truck, a camel, a cloud. The lizard raised one foot after another, as if to teach them his dance of life.

Shimmer, was it … over there?

Calm yourself. They didn’t notice.

 

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6 thoughts on “Deserted

  1. Great descriptive writing, I can feel the sweat and taste the antifreeze, and I really like the comparison of the lizard’s foot movement to the dance of life! Waiting for deliverance under a scorching sun….

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