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My Life In A Car, Part IV
My Life In A Car Part IV
Sarah smiled at me from across the room.  "What'cha packing for?" she asked.  
"I have to go to Detroit for the 2021 Detroit Auto Show in a week.  I get the honor of unveiling the Corvette C-8," I told her.  
It was the very first Chevrolet to ever have jackknife doors.  I was really proud we'd been able to sell that idea to the corporate boys.  In a time when everyone was running fuel cells or hybrids it was nice to have designed a car that still had a gasoline engine.  Although, I was forced to admit that at a hair under 200,000 dollars it was a bit expensive.  Oh well, Ford wanted as much for their new F-200, so I guess it was all relative.
"When did they drop that on you?" she asked.
"This morning.  I figured I would get ready tonight and tell you and the kids tomorrow."
Sarah nodded.  "Why tomorrow?"  
"Because it's Friday and I wanted to wait unti
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My Life In A Car, Part III
My life in a car, Part III
I smiled at Ron Weider.  "We got it. We got it right in time!"
Ron was grinning back at me just as widely.  "We sure do."  Between us was the drawing.  Not just a drawing, but THE drawing.  Behind us a clay and bondo mock-up of the finished product rested on real tires in the engineering garage.  It was late on a Friday night, but we had a bet and we weren't going to lose.
The suspension crew had managed to shoe horn an all wheel drive system into their frame based on some older technology with a few updates.  It worked, and I would wager it would work well and cheap too.  They had issued a challenge to us though: update the chassis and drive line for the horsepower we were going to put in that car in one week.
That was a lot faster than most engineers ever made something like this work.  We usually took more time than that.  In this case we were talking about
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All that haunts me still. :iconjkrende:jkrende 338 236
My Life In a Car, Part II
My life in a car.  Part 2.
It was the summer of 1994.  I was well healed up from that accident I still couldn't remember, enough that I could drive and get around without crutches.  I was smiling ear to ear when I drove to Sarah's house for the first time.  
Sarah still lived with her parents, but that wasn't a problem.  I had saved their little girl; to them I wasn't a threat, I was almost a saint.  I still couldn't remember that night or the accident; just Sarah getting into the car and then waking up in the hospital.  The doctors said it was from smacking my head on the grill of the truck that hit us.  They said if the truck had a brush guard on the front of it then I would have been a dead man.  They had to put a hundred and fifty-seven stitched in my scalp when the copper radiator fins and the plastic grill split me open in a dozen places.  I went bald now, the scars made my hair lo
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My life in a car
My life in a car.  Part 1.
I think my life began the day I drove over to see Roger.  Yes, I was 19 at the time, but that was the day I really started to live, as odd as that sounds.  It was a very unusual day.
Roger was smoking a joint when I got to his apartment.  I liked Roger, he was a kind soul who would never hurt a fly despite his hyperactivity.  Roger was also given to serious over-indulgences.  With Roger that usually meant ladies and drugs, that night he seemed to be trying for both.  I was pretty sure Roger was going to get himself in trouble one day over his habits and addictions.
Amy was his girlfriend at the time.  She was nothing like Roger, which made the paring interesting.  He lived in a plain, white-walled, two room apartment with worn-out brown carpet that smelled distinctively odd and a roach infestation to rival the plagues of Egypt.  Amy lived in a clean townhouse w
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The Favor :iconjkrende:jkrende 81 422
Morning over the bayou by jkrende Morning over the bayou :iconjkrende:jkrende 4 4
Ode to Dr. Brady...
I'm the mercy that walks unseen amidst chaos granting life and death,
I'm the hope that rushes headlong toward death,
I'm the angst that smacks life into the polluted cast-off in the alley,
I'm the deliverance come screaming into your twilight born on iron,
I'm the salvation dressed in blue and white and brass and steel,
I'm the regret that carries the fearful child from it's mother,
I'm the pain that delivers the unborn monster on the highway,
I'm the nothing, the shadow you forget to thank, the passerby you never saw, the forgotten name,
I'm the man beside the doctor in the mirror, but I'm not real in your world...
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The following story is a work of fiction. All events and inhabitants are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead, or supernatural, is entirely coincidental. Take my word for it: it's all made up. Never mind what the story says.   
ACT I; Scene 1
This is a true story. I have recorded everything as it happened and have neither added nor removed anything.   
Curtains up!
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She is not malevolent.
Let us inspect the house again. Barbie and Ken have ne
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James Rende
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Farr West, Utah (No I'm NOT Mormon!!!)... or the Discoverer Clear Leader
Favorite genre of music: Rock... good hard rock
Favorite photographer: darkmatterzone
Favorite style of art: Technical / Airbrush
Operating System: The Bill Gates Special
MP3 player of choice: Nomad! On my desktop? Musicmatch
Skin of choice: Mine, though Rattlesnake is nice...
Favorite cartoon character: Ooohhh... Tarna!
Personal Quote: Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
So, I was offshore bobbing like a cork on an oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico over the Halloween holiday.  I get home and HOLY Jesus Mary and Joseph there's  bakers dozen comments on my story "All that haunts me still."  I am surprised, because this is a story from many moons ago, when I didn't have a kid to raise or quite the antics and insanity in my personal life, and I expected that the story was mostly dead and wouldn't be getting regular comments as it was an old deviation.

Boy was I wrong.

Thank you to anyone who added me as a deviant watch, and thank you to those who favorited the story or sent me a llama.  (  :-D  )  

I should probably actually write something new.  Maybe I will, maybe I won't, or maybe I'll drop a few more of my amatuerish images on my gallery.



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splatpixel Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!
Mayeru Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Screenshot 3 by Mayeru
Feel free to check out my Tumblr and Instagram.
sambeawesome Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Thank you so much for the watch! I Love You Emote I really appreciate it and I'm glad you like my artwork Huggle! 
If you'd like, feel free to check out my YouTubeTumblrTwitter, or Facebook.big pink heart 
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Thanks a tonnage for the watch! more scale models on the way.
setius Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
thanks for watching :iconlazeplz:
Fyrrea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you by Fyrrea  
Big thanks for your support :heart: I wish you a nice day, stay awesome! :)
madlynx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014   Photographer


Hope you enjoy browsing my :gallery:… :flagcanada:

itchy007 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Thanks for watching . 109 - Nice and relaxed ?
sivousplay Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks so much for the :+devwatch: ... I truly appreciate the support!
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks for the fave....:aww:
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