Lights On for Safety

The sun dribbled through the heavy fog, casting bright shadows along the road. The steering wheel jerked in my hands. The car lurched sideways. Swerving to the shoulder, I stepped onto to gravel and squinted through the mist. The shape lying on the white line convulsed with each passing vehicle. I trotted into the haze. A speeding truck folded the man’s body in two. Dead eyes bulged before the face dropped back onto the dirt. A decomposing stench turned my stomach. I grabbed boney wrists and pulled. A twitch warned to late of snapping jaws. Rotting teeth tore my flesh.