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The Lonely Highway

on December 2, 2022

I want to thank J. RE Crivello and Manuela Timofte for publishing my story, “The Lonely Highway,” today on Gobblers & Masticadores. They are both very supportive of writers, and I encourage you to submit your poems and stories to them. Thank you for visiting and reading my story.

Gobblers & Masticadores

by Dawn Pisturino  

“I should’ve stayed at the university,” Rafe grumbled, gripping the steering-wheel until his hands hurt. “The family could’ve celebrated Christmas without me. I should’ve taken the main highway instead of this shortcut. God knows where I’m at! Who knows what time I’ll get there?”

       A thick forest of snow-capped trees pressed in around him, darkening the road ahead. Rafe had not seen another vehicle since he’d left the main highway — not a police car or snowplough. He was utterly alone and afraid. If something happened, there would be nobody to help him.

He turned on the radio, but all he could find was a patchy, staticky Elvis Presley singing Blue Christmas. He groaned inside. What a long, lonely, boring highway!

       Suddenly, a deer bounded onto the road and stood silently staring at him. Without thinking, Rafe slammed on…

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29 responses to “The Lonely Highway

  1. kvbclarke says:

    Wonderful magical story, Dawn!

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  2. Timothy Price says:

    Congratulations, Dale.

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  3. utahan15 says:

    hart and hind
    leave the past behind
    where it can be safe

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  4. Wonderful and interesting… brilliant work Dawn!

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  5. balladeer says:

    Very nice read!

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  6. Oh my goodness Dawn, this read like a Hallmark movie. What a Christmas miracle indeed. 🎄 I loved the message that Donna delivered, “Christmas isn’t about money,” the woman said, with a chuckle. “It’s about family and friends and helping each other in need. You don’t owe me a thing.”

    Congratulations my friend. Well-deserved honor published by Gobblers & Masticadores! 🥰👏🏼😘👏🏼🤩👏🏼🌟

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  7. Great job and congrats on a great story Dawn!

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  9. I am glad they published your story. It brought me back to the snowy winters I grew up with. It was realistic and well written. Keep up the good work.

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  11. Jeff Flesch says:

    AmazIng write, Dawn! Congratulations!

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