The Road Trip

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Ranch-hand Eugene is taking his teenage sister Caitlin home to Nebraska after Spring Break in Texas. While Caitlin is excited about going home, Eugene is troubled about the prospect of meeting his mother's new fiancé. (If you enjoy this story, please Like & Comment.)

m.p. eckstein
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"You’re totally pissed"

Eugene’s midsize pickup was parked beside a gas pump at a gas station north of Houston. Eugene climbed into the pickup and placed a bottle of water on the dashboard. His sister Caitlin was sitting in the passenger’s seat with her bare feet resting on the dashboard. “What’s this?” she asked.

“It’s wet,” he said. He turned the key in the ignition, and the pickup thundered to a start.

“I asked for a coke,” she said.

“Off,” he said, glaring at her feet on the dashboard.

She stuck her tongue out at him.

He slapped her thigh. “Get off,” he said.

She moved her feet from the dashboard to the floor. He stepped on the gas pedal, swinging the pickup around the gas pump. “You’re pissed off,” she said.

“I’m not pissed off,” he said.

“You’re totally pissed,” she said, and she looked out her window.

He turned a hard left out of the gas station parking lot. The three suitcases in the flatbed slid against the tailgate, and a cooler with a red top in the backseat shifted behind Caitlin’s seat. “Did you call Mom yet?” he asked.

“Why can’t you call her?” she asked.

He glared at her.

“Fine, I’ll do it,” she said, taking her cellphone out of her cup holder. “I don’t know what your problem is.”

The pickup accelerated up a ramp to the interstate. At the end of the ramp, it merged with traffic, pulling out between a semi-trailer and a flatbed truck. As they got up to speed, Caitlin’s cellphone vibrated in her hand. She opened a text message from her mother and read it silently to herself. “Mom asked how we’re doing,” she said. “What do you want me to say?”

“We’re fine,” he said.

She typed a reply, and then hit send. As she scrolled through her messages, the cellphone vibrated again. She opened a new text message from her mother and read it silently. “Mom said you should come to the wedding tomorrow,” she said.

He shook his head. “I’m not going to the damn wedding,” he said.

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