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It wasn’t even my car.

It was my sister’s, an ugly-brown Mazda RX-7 that drove fast and smooth. I’d borrowed it for a few days, and Friday night I drove to a nearby liquor store to pick up some wine—something to get me through another empty weekend.

I was inside for fifteen or twenty minutes. With three bottles of wine in hand, I walked back to the car. I unlocked the door, opened it, and the overhead light went on.

A woman sat in the passenger seat pointing a gun at me. She didn’t move, silent and intense, and I thought she was trying to decide whether or not to shoot me.

“Get inside and close the door,” she finally said.

I wasn’t going to do anything stupid. I got in, closed the door, and the light went off.

— Richard Paul Russo, “Just Drive, She Said

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Written by [IMH]

29 March 2007 at 12:01 am

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