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#5 The Hitchhiker to San Jose

“Hola senor, donde el—”

The pill-popping junkie interrupted him.

“Shit man, speak English. Comprende?”  The picker-upper junkie hit his head back on the torn, leopard print-covered seats of his jeep.

“Do. you. know. the. way. to. San. Jose?” The immigrant asked him, a mocking gleam in his eyes, hungry for revenge.

The junkie’s eyes widened.  He had actually understood what the hitchhiker had said.  A quick THWAP to his head prevented him from registering another thought as the hitchhiker beat him senseless with a rubber chicken, then hauled him out of the driver’s seat.  The hitchhiker sped off into the desert.


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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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