Progression #20

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

progression number twenty

{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]***


The traffic thinned out as Charlotte journeyed further away from the city. She turned off of the freeway and headed west on a two-lane highway.

Concrete and steel gave way to open fields and oddly symmetrical trees and foliage. The air smelled better, cleaner, as she left the metropolis behind.

An inner peace settled over her. The stress of the workweek was gradually melting away.

A single, solitary cloud was drifting across the blue sky and she felt as lonely as the cloud.


But she was not just driving aimlessly around the countryside- There was a real destination, and it was only another ten miles down the highway. Charlotte had committed the route to memory, and would be able to make the drive with her eyes closed.

It was a site that she loved and feared. It was a place where she had cried her eyes out on numerous occasions and the only place she could truly escape from the technocracy that was smothering every aspect of modern life in the city.


She missed the life that she had once enjoyed with her husband, Jack, before the forces of darkness had descended upon the world. The good old days had been full of happiness and love- Back when the future had seemed so bright and full of limitless possibilities.

But the planet had been conquered by greedy power junkies. Technology had been turned against the naive and unsuspecting public.

Charlotte understood that these days were prophesied long ago- But that certainly didn’t make living through them any easier…


4 thoughts on “Progression #20

  1. What I like most about this is that I feel like the narration has become softer and feminine – truly taking on Charlotte’s perspective. Well done!

    1. Thank you very much! That’s what I was going for, and it is a relief to know that it’s working! Thanks for reading and have a great day over there!

    1. Thank you very much, Felicia! I’ve been known to flee cities and run to isolated wooden areas from time to time- So the writing for pieces like this is easy to conjure / convey. Thanks for reading & enjoy the day!

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