Progression #19

[Chapter Six- “The Freeway” — Part One of Two]

progression number nineteen

{To be continued…}

[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]

© 2012 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved


***[For my subscribers who do not read English]***


Charlotte Altomare turned the key in the ignition and backed the car out of the parking space. She steered the vehicle around the turns at a dangerous speed while navigating her way up each floor of the parking garage.

When she reached the exit at street level she found a scene very reminiscent of what she had encountered while leaving the factory- A row of cars waiting to get out, only this time the machine posted at the gate didn’t require facial recognition- Just a simple swipe of a key card.


While she was waiting Charlotte rolled the window down and flicked the ashes off of her cigarette. She turned the stereo on and cranked the volume up as high as it would go.

The gate opened for the car in front of her and it was her turn- She reached out with the blue key card and tapped it against the front of the machine. The gate popped up once again and she accelerated out onto the street without looking.

They’re just going to have to watch out for me. She thought.


Charlotte traveled through two intersections before merging right onto the onramp that led to the freeway. She firmly gripped the stick while shifting up to eighty miles per hour. There was a quick glance back over her shoulder, then she was merging left into the nearest lane.

She pushed the car up to ninety miles per hour and watched the skyline of the city shrinking in her rear view mirror.

A river of traffic was flowing all around her and she was lost within it…


7 thoughts on “Progression #19

  1. I feel like I’ve cheated. Having been away, without internet, I read the last 3 together. It was like a little rush 😉

    1. Thank you, Ronnie! I’m glad you’re enjoying it- Plenty more still to come with this one, planned on having more published by now- A bit behind schedule… Thanks for reading and keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you, Blaga! I’ve spent so much time on this tale that it’s almost ridiculous- But it has been worthwhile to know that so many people are enjoying it! Thanks for reading and keep up the great work over there [Oh, and enjoy your weekend, too]! 🙂

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