Prompt: Google maps, Clinton Road, West Milford, New Jersey
Kelvin M. Knight
One minute there was a vagueness about this road, these trees. The next minute there was a weight pressing inside her.
She drove fast to escape these unnerving sensations, music blaring, wailing along in the guitar solos; she even opened the windows and let the wind claw her hair while it roared in her ears. Nothing worked. Now, her only option was to stop dead.
Her tyres squealed. The thin lines of blackness on the tarmac reared up. Jumping out of her car, she scowled at them, then she stared ahead, before glaring into the woods either side of her.
The birdsong faded. The emptiness of this place filled her.
Swaying, she closed her eyes. She wanted to bottle this bleakness, take it home, use it whenever she believed all hope was gone. Holding out her arms, she tried to embrace this hopelessness. Already that fear of being was gone.
There is a road some fifty-three miles NNE of New York City with a strange reputation. This week, Pegman has stranded you there.
Volumes have been written about Clinton Road in West Milford, NJ, but you only need to write one hundred and fifty words. The only limit is your imagination.
Feel free to capture your own streetview. If you’re not up to a weird tale, feel free to wander anywhere within the state of New Jersey for your story.
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