A science fiction short story published in Wastelands: The New Apocalypse, June, 2019.
In the post-apocalyptic wasteland, the only things that matter are how fast your car can go and whether or not you think it’s cool to eat an entire box of kittens.
The protagonist in this story doesn’t think that is cool at all.
Jetting down the highway at 120, near flat out, just pedal to the metal, all cylinders firing, wide open, frame vibrating to pieces. Thoughts jumbling around in my head like the kittens in the box on the bench seat behind me.