No Love Lost
[Excerpt:] 'As soon as my foot stepped down from the sidewalk, a blaring horn startled me back onto the elevated concrete, just before the car whirred past me with blinding speed.
"Shit, you almost got killed!" a voice next to me called out, and I turned to the girl with her hand on her heart. I paused to collect myself after my near-death experience, which was swiftly forgotten when I saw her face.
"Do I know you from somewhere?" I couldn't help but ask, and she squinted into my eyes inquisitively, crinkling her freckled nose as a smile tugged at her lips.
"No, I'm sorry " she said slowly, digging into her memory but coming up short. I glanced over at the light on the crosswalk, anxiously watching the glowing red stick figure as though I was running out of time.
"I'm Isaiah," I introduced myself, holding my hand out to her. I felt the cold on her skin, and the contact sent a succession of faint images flashing before me, like something from a past life.'