I approached the truck like I had never seen one before. I didn’t drive but I had seen a lot of people turn a key to make a car start. I wished I could do that to the truck. It would take a long time to get warm and melt the ice that made it stuck where it was.
NILES BALDWIN lives and writes in Kittery, Maine. His work has previously appeared at Green Mountains Review, Fanzine, and FEED. Niles dedicates this story to Smithmaki.