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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 Sat 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

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