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Roadside Pickup

1974 | Short Story
A cover of Roadside Pickup by Richard Laymon (1974)
C-: 3 stars (out of 5)
on Jan 21, 2023

Early morning darkness. Colleen sits stranded in her car. Three hours have produced three cars. None have stopped. But the fourth does. A young man with fashionable clothes and booze on his breath. Won’t she let him give her a ride?

Laymon’s second published story proffers a predictable twist, but at under two thousand words, it doesn’t drag.

Reading History

    Sat Jan 21, 2023 via Kindle (Short Stories: Volume One: The Mystery and Men's Magazines, Laymusings, 2014)