The Last Drive-In | Season 1 Week 7 – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Love Songs from Bad City


I was really focused, y’know?
Focused on my car.
Focused on what I’ve lost.
I’m a man now, but even a man still needs his father.
Love. Hate. Dreams. Ache.
All ache. Then all…Her.
She makes the music from my radio match the music from the stars.
And yeah, she killed my Dad.
But it’s the price of a new life and I’m taking it.
Wouldn’t you?

The Girl

I told you I was bad.
I made you a mix tape: “Songs to Kill Your Dad By.”
But I’ve learned a little.
I’ve learned I don’t know everything.
I’m still Eternal, but you make me a girl again.
Where are we going? I don’t know.
It’s like asking where the center of the universe is.
I’ll always be thirsty. You know that.
But I’m ready to try.

Instructions Upon Leaving

When you look into someone’s eyes and it looks like Hope,
then drive children.
Drive right out of Bad City, and don’t ever look back.

The Cat

It feels good to be home.


Laura Beerman

Our Gratuitous Blogger is Laura Beerman. Her bio may be summarized in two words: Mama tried. Laura is a lifelong horror fan with a particular soft spot for Joe Bob and Dario Argento. She earned a graduate degree in Early American Literature from Austin Peay State University. She has written professionally for more than two decades, primarily in healthcare, and has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and other industry publications for her insights. Laura lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her horticulturist husband, The Greenman, and her four cats. Her other musings are forthcoming in Diabolique Magazine.

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