Archive for August 11th, 2015

The unpleasant surprise in the road

August 11, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
Aug. 11, 2015

Author’s note: Due to its subject matter, which involves animal mortality, this post may not be suitable for young children or other sensitive readers. MEM

When I left the house Monday afternoon, I unlocked my car trunk with my key (not a remote-control foban actual physical key, like someone trapped in the 20th century). A friend had asked to borrow an air mattress from me, and I wanted to confirm that I had it in my vehicle.

The item was there, so I shut the trunk and started rounding the car to put my backpack in and get behind the wheel. Before I could accomplish any of that, however, I got quite a fright.

The body of a cat was lying in the road, just a foot or so away from my vehicle.

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