A cab driver picks up a passenger who seems to be fleeing from something dangerous...
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I had not pick up any fares this evening. It was after dinner time, so I was hoping ffor at least one or two fares at least. Otherwise this eveing would be a complete loss. I drove a cab three nights a week, usually one weekday and the entire weekend. I could make enough extra cash on the weekends, but the weekdays sometime I just drove around a few hours and then went home. Tonight was a quiet We...
The fog inevitably turned into rain, just as I had suspected, and just as I had feared. I had been traveling alongside the road for days, doing fine on my own, satisfied with the meager food in my carry-on and following the path I had memorized just a week before. The sleep was uncomfortable and few and far between, but it was only a day or two's walk until I reached my destination, so uncomfortab...
“Where ya heading?”
“1st and 6th street, please.”
The cab driver noticed the man’s voice was shaking. He didn’t say anything about it, just nodded in assent and began driving. 1st and 6th was a nice neighborhood, anyway. Much nicer than the neighborhood around City Bank where they were now.
Having done this job his whole adult life, he knew what someone who didn’t want to talk looked like, s...
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I press on the brakes of the taxi and slowly slide to a stop. I spot a man coming towards me and absentmindedly press the button that automatically opens the car door like I do every time and turn around, but I don’t realize the panicked expression on his face until I f...
I can see the fear in her eyes
As I drive I can tell she’s squirming inside
She stares out the window and taps her toe
Her feet are bare with bleeding soles
She’s trying to run
Like so many others
She doesn’t understand
That she needn’t bother
Should I let her know
Or should I leave her be
‘Cause the only monster here
Is the one inside me...
“All right, where are we headed?” When he didn’t get an answer, Jesse Lawson twisted in his seat. He was shocked by how much fear he saw in the woman’s eyes. Correction, young girl. Maybe a teenager.
“I – I don’t know,” she whispered. She flinched and hid behind her scarlet hair.
Jesse eased his vehicle away from the curb. He tapped his fingers against the steering wheel as he drove through the ...
“TAXI TAAAXXXXXXIIIII!” I break and come to a stop, allowing the girl to come in. “Hey how you doing?” She asks, with a subtle southern twang. Her words barely process. I’m distracted by the darkness of her eyes, fresh wounds on her face, and the childlike build of hers. Her general attitude no where near reflects her outward appearance. I ask, “ are you okay? You look a little beat up.” She repl...
The rain poured down heavily as the taxi driver, Jake, navigated the dimly lit streets of the city. His worn-out taxi had seen better days, but it was still a reliable source of income. Little did he know that tonight's fare would take him on a journey he would never forget.
As Jake waited at a stoplight, he noticed a figure darting out from the shadows. The passenger, a young woman named Lily, ap...
“Where to?” The driver asks. He’s a little on the older side, with salt and pepper grey hair. He seems like the type who’s more content with his paper newspapers then scouring screens for the daily account of what’s happened. He’s got a CD in. Some old country rock guy like my grandad would’ve loved
“The train station on the edge of the city.” A couple beats of silence follow as he drives into th...
Settling deeper into my sun warmed driver’s seat, Freddy patted his belly. Sliced hard boiled egg and hot tomato soup, Delphine was too good to him. He pulled into the taxi queue at Terminal A departures. Times were hard on the old school yellow taxi drivers. The world was all Ubers. Nearly impossible to make a living without busting your heart, Freddy thought. His Delphi was always looking for wa...
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