Cover image for


Author: Lewis Shiner
Published: 2007
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,812 / 5 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 729
Added to site: 2007.07.04 17532
License: by-nc-nd

wallet. His driver's license showed the right name, birthdate, and photo, but it had been issued by the State of North Carolina, and it listed an address he'd never heard of.

He scrubbed his face at the sink. It was him in the mirror, a tanned and healthy 56, hair mostly gray but still all there. He felt groggy, as if he'd woken prematurely. It was only the numbness, he thought, that kept the panic at bay.

If he didn't push, he found he knew the answers to some questions. He was due to clock out in an hour. When he left the parking lot he would go under the highway, turn left, and merge.


He found his way to a battered white Toyota pickup in the employee section. The key in his pocket started the engine. He forced himself not to think too hard as he drove, taking the turns that seemed to have a certain inevitability. He wound up on a dirt road near someplace called Pittsboro, in front of a small brick house surrounded by high yellow grass, pines, and live oaks.

He parked next to a


Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Paulo Respighi

A hard story to categorize about a musician who works at Wal-Mart. He has memories of a successful career, but are they of the future? or a different time line?

Pretty good description and characterization, considering how short it is.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Straws by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

Open Minds

Mindjack Saga Book 1
Susan Kaye Quinn

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a danger... Read more

Cover image for Straws by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook


True Alpha 1
Alisa Woods

Shifters in Seattle Desired (True Alpha 1) Ne... Read more

Cover image for Straws by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

Rise of The Iron Eagle

The Iron Eagle Series Book 1
Roy A. Teel Jr.

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer?Read more

Cover image for Straws by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

XGeneration 1

You Don't Know Me (XGeneration Series)
Brad Magnarella

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between... Read more

Cover image for Straws by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

Drive, Ride, Repeat

The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure
Al Macy

Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad wi... Read more

Cover image for Straws by Lewis Shiner - Free eBook

I Bring the Fire

Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
C. Gockel

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Stranger Things Happen
by Kelly Link
by Brandon Sanderson
Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow
by Charles Stross
by Peter Watts
The Demon Girl
by Penelope Fletcher
by Mike Cooper
by Luther Blissett
The Ant King
by Benjamin Rosenbaum

See more popular titles from this genre.