Saturday, July 5, 2014

100-Word Sci-Fi: "Red Light"

Every week, I write a hundred-word story inspired by a random word. This week's word is "traffic."
LED traffic light on red.jpg

"LED traffic light on red" by Kevin Payravi - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Red Light
by Nigel G. Mitchell

Burke Rhodes raced through the streets, gas pedal to the floor, to reach Fifth and Vine. He only had twenty-four seconds to stop the car accident. He had to change history.

The traffic light turned red. Burke didn't see the Maserati until its front end caught his rear bumper. Burke's car began to skid, collided with another car, and spun into the intersection at Fifth and Vine.

He watched the mini-van rushing towards him, and saw his wife behind the wheel, eyes wide with shock. Just before their cars collided, Burke knew he had been his wife's killer all along.

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