“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.”
Erica Jong

author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

actually writing blog

Notes from the author:

Originally a Weekend Warrior 2018 contest entry at just under 750 words, this has now become a full-sized short story, if on the brief side. Its first submission was my very last to Shimmer. Am now giving it a more careful editing pass in preparation for future submissions.

It happens on your way home from dropping your brother off at school. You're stopped at a red light. There's a soundless flash that makes your ears pop and the world go blank. You stand on the brakes, hard, trying to push the pedal right through the floor. As your eyes squint themselves open, the horizon flashes distantly, once, twice. Heat lightning? That was weird. The signal turns green.‚Äč

Then the cars turn feral.....