Stories tagged hitch-hiking

Smokestack Lightning

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The gargantuan monolith shot straight up like an erect phallus from the charred and barren plain. Towering over a cluster of squat and windowless concrete buildings; it pierced the sky and chuffed out thick plumes of murky, mustard-colored sulfurous smoke. I sat down…

The Way Back Home

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500 miles all the way from Omaha nine hours on the back of a flatbed truck