On the Road

A sliver of dawn flooded through a crack in the curtains, filling the semi’s cabin with warm light. The sharpened beam pierced the humid air and stabbed at Jullian’s eyelids. He groaned and opened one eye as if to tell the sun to, “piss off.” Jullian sat up holding his splitting head as if afraid the contents might fall out. He rubbed his eyes, looked at the ajar curtain, and cursed.

He had blown past the eleven-hour-per-day driving limit on a 47 hour, non-stop, hell-bent flight down the east coast: fueled by raw diesel, fresh tobacco, and highly refined amphetamines. It hadn’t been easy, safe, or legal, but Jullian had made it early enough to be the first truck on the dock this morning; Mr. Zerilli’s crew could load their cargo before anyone else showed up.

Don Zerilli never failed to generously compensate for delivering ahead of schedule. With this on his mind, and a mountainous bump of coke in his nose, Jullian turned the key and felt himself roar back to life with his rig.


This was written for week 90 of FFfAW. The photo was provided by Footy and Foodie.

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11 comments

  1. Iain Kelly · November 22

    I’m not sure it’s going to end well for him… Nicely done.

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  2. angietrafford · November 22

    This makes you think he is up to no good. Very good take on the prompt.

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  3. Priceless Joy · November 22

    Great story about a drug addicted truck driver! I have a feeling that his life is going to go downhill very fast.

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  4. michael1148humphris · November 23

    A great opening, and an interesting image of a man on the edge.

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  5. Lynn Love · November 24

    Well, Julian’s playing a very dangerous game in more ways than one. Which will get him first – the drugs or the drug lord? Nicely tod tale

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  6. Ellespeth · November 25

    If you’ve ever driven I-5 from SF to LA you’d recognize this truck driver…
    Ellespeth

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    • Nick Anthony · November 25

      I often wonder how common this truck driver is. I fear it’s surprisingly so haha

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