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Boulder to Nederland

by Tracy Shields

I remember us driving through the mountains up from Boulder to Nederland. The fog laying thick on us like a heavy blanket as we swooshed slowly up narrow, curvy roads. It was Spring and wet and cold and Ray La Montagne’s "Empty" played over and over again. We pulled over on the switchbacks to click pictures of the cliffs and canyons, and to make love like twentysomethings, imprinting the dashboard on our backs. I told you, we will never, never, never, never, ever, ever end. Way before the goodbye and the day you gave me back all those photos.

6S

Tracy Shields graduated from Rutgers University, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature and Journalism. She was Concept Editor of the Painted Bride Quarterly from 2001-2006. She currently works and writes from home in New Jersey and has two beautiful sons, Daniel and Julien. Her short story “Stay” is forthcoming in Word Riot. Please visit her here.

12 comments:

Nuria said...

LOVE IT!

Steven said...

Great six.

Anonymous said...

Very good 6.

Jeanette Cheezum

Joe said...

A great six. Well-written. Killer line at the end.

Madam Z said...

Yep. Love goes up and love goes down, just like those mountain roads. This is a poignant depiction of that ride.

Kevin Michaels said...

Excellent six - poignant, painful, and well-written. Looking forward to reading more.
KM

Anonymous said...

Nice.

Anonymous said...

Lovely 6S. Yup - as soon as you hear the words "never" and "ever" together, remember to turn the switch on.
Caroline Wells
caccy46

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gawker linked

Kelly said...

Love this.

Quin Browne said...

yeah, i have....

and this is better than the drive.

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