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Exercising the craft—October 4, 2021

By Ekta R. Garg

Prompt: Share your first 50 words on the topic “just once.”

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“Go to the gas station on Elm,” he said, voice terse. “It’s cheaper.”

I left, my fist clenching my purse strap.

Just once, I thought, I’d love to keep driving.

I saw an exit coming and remembered the pressure of the promotion decision. Hit the gas. Went to Elm Street.

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