August 2014 Flashes
Derek Hinckley was born and raised in the comfortable confines of suburban California. Since leaving home, he has lived in New York, Texas and Mississippi. He currently resides in Alaska where he is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Derek is working on a book of essays centered on the time he spent teaching at an underperforming high school in rural Mississippi.
The Industry is ubiquitous
A Midwest farmer’s daughter takes a turn, turn, turn in the back of a van traveling through San Bernardino. A commuter the next lane over chatting with his sweetie on the hands-free glances at the driver of the van catching a glimpse of red light disappearing behind a curtain. Up ahead mom in mini van argues with child in back seat putting her foot down with gusto mistaking brake for accelerator her world smashes into our dear commuter as the farmer’s daughter is rear ended.