Monday, June 27, 2016

57. What Rolls Downhill?
Mikey hung up the phone and stared at the wall. Derrick was delusional, but was he right about Mikey not being at fault? Mikey decided to drive back to the accident scene.

When he got there, he had a flashback of the groundhog standing in the other lane.  He hadn’t needed to swerve at all.  The shoulder was wide. The electric fence was six inches closer to the blacktop than law allowed, but it was also ten feet from the shoulder. Why hadn’t he gotten back on course before hitting the wire?

“I was more drunk than I thought,” he said out loud.   And like a snowball rolling downhill, his insight into his problems grew.  Why was his marriage strained?   Why were his children so concerned about him?  Why did he get into trouble from drinking, but his golf buddies did not?  “Because I do have a problem with booze.”

Today I will be grateful insight rolls downhill as well.

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

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