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‘The Victim’ by Eric Matheny

March 16, 2003. Payson, Arizona.

He thought he was dead.

Steam hissed from the crumpled front end of the RV that had folded accordion-style against the guardrail. His face stung from the punch of the airbag. His lungs burned from that awful talcum powder that drifted through the cabin as the bag deflated. The chemical dust, suspended in the air, seemed to be frozen in time.

His nose was numb and swollen. He tasted blood trickling down the back of his throat like a cocaine drip. He peered through the cracked windshield, his eyes adjusting to the reddish-glow of a desert sunrise. The crushed-in hood had jarred upward. The chassis was off balance. The whole vehicle wobbled as he shifted his weight in his seat.

Oh my God …

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I am left wondering if anyone else was involved in this accident, either passengers in his vehicle, or any other vehicle on the road.

Also, does the reference to cocaine indicate that he is under the influence of drugs, it is hardly the first analogy someone would make, unless they were cognisant of the taste or affects of the substance!

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