Highways on fire

March 8, 2017

The highway is burning, she said, and they watched the glow on the horizon. He imagined all the other highways catching, one by one, creating a flickering network across the country. He imagined what it might look like from space.

What do you think it means? he asked, though he didn’t really expect an answer. It had become so hard to fathom what anything meant anymore.

It means someone’s going to have to pay for all those repairs, she said.

In other words, he said, we’re not going anywhere.

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