You ever notice how dawn happens? The way light seeps in under the motel room drapes right before you crash, and you recognize the pattern on the carpet as a stain? Or how one minute it’s dark and you’re trying to convince some bottle blond your crib is nearby and toasty warm. And the next minute, the car hood you’re both leaning on is slick with dew, she’s shivering, and you’re sober enough to realize you’re not about to wrap your arms around that. Dawn shatters reality. Or reveals it. Take your pick.
Published in Thuglit Issue 3, January 1, 2013.
Rob Brunet is the author of Stinking Rich, a rural noir crime novel served with grit and black comedy.
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