Discussion 22: Looking for a particular short story, don't know which collection, help?

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wordsabunch33

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Hi there,

I've been looking for a story I read about 10 years ago. Two young women from Maine, in their early twenties with very young children. One women picks up the other woman and her kids. All the kids are in the back seat (old car? pickup?). They ride along, smoking cigarettes and on their way we learn about their backgrounds and their present day lives. Then the driver looks over at her friend and puts her foot down hard on the gas and they crash into a rock wall? road barrier? Does anyone know the title of this story and where I can find it?

Thanks so much,
Wordsabunch
 

not_nadine

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Hi there,

I've been looking for a story I read about 10 years ago. Two young women from Maine, in their early twenties with very young children. One women picks up the other woman and her kids. All the kids are in the back seat (old car? pickup?). They ride along, smoking cigarettes and on their way we learn about their backgrounds and their present day lives. Then the driver looks over at her friend and puts her foot down hard on the gas and they crash into a rock wall? road barrier? Does anyone know the title of this story and where I can find it?

Thanks so much,
Wordsabunch

Welcome,

Pretty sure you are thinking of 'Herman Woulk is Still Alive' - Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
 

Neesy

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Hi there,

I've been looking for a story I read about 10 years ago. Two young women from Maine, in their early twenties with very young children. One women picks up the other woman and her kids. All the kids are in the back seat (old car? pickup?). They ride along, smoking cigarettes and on their way we learn about their backgrounds and their present day lives. Then the driver looks over at her friend and puts her foot down hard on the gas and they crash into a rock wall? road barrier? Does anyone know the title of this story and where I can find it?

Thanks so much,
Wordsabunch

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Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Hi there,

I've been looking for a story I read about 10 years ago. Two young women from Maine, in their early twenties with very young children. One women picks up the other woman and her kids. All the kids are in the back seat (old car? pickup?). They ride along, smoking cigarettes and on their way we learn about their backgrounds and their present day lives. Then the driver looks over at her friend and puts her foot down hard on the gas and they crash into a rock wall? road barrier? Does anyone know the title of this story and where I can find it?

Thanks so much,
Wordsabunch
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HollyGolightly

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Welcome to the board! That was a sad, sad, story. In the author's notes he talks about how it was his way of fictionalizing the horrible tragedy of
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Stephen King is so great at author's notes. I enjoy them so much.