Here is my entry from a work in progress called Maguire's Corner. This is the first 500ish words of Chapter #1.
“Emily? It’s Maggie. I just saw a guy hit someone and keep driving. You need to send an ambulance to Main Street,” Maggie Maguire said into her cell phone.
“Will do, wait one sec,” Emily said, putting her on hold for a moment. “Okay, they are on their way. What happened?”
“Everything happened so fast. This guy came out of nowhere. I can barely keep up with him.”
Maggie’s voice shook with excitement and fear but, at the moment, excitement was keeping her foot on the gas pedal.
“You’re following him? Just tell me what kind of vehicle it is and I’ll send a patrol car out there,” her cousin responded with disapproval.
“I wouldn’t have been able to tell you it was a big black SUV with Jersey plates if I hadn’t followed him now would I?”
The truck was far enough ahead that Maggie had to squint to read off the plate numbers to Emily.
“Where are you now?”
“Driving down Oak Lane passing Uncle Timmy’s garage.”
Maggie tried to maintain her high speed. It was easy to follow the SUV’s taillights in the dark but her car definitely didn’t have the kind of horsepower the truck possessed.
“And he hit the other car on Main?” Emily asked.
“No, he hit a man walking across the street.”
“Heavens! Maybe you should back off. I’m sending out a couple cars.”
“By the time anyone gets out here this guy will be long gone. He’s flying out of town. I’ll just stay with him until they catch up.”
“Just wait - just hold on.”
Maggie absently listened to the hold message for a second time from the Town of Maguire’s Corner Police Department. Something about ‘your call is important to us; remember to store your firearms safely’.
“Maggie, I have two cars heading your way.”
“Okay, but he’s slowing down. Wait, what’s he doing now? He’s pulling into a driveway. I think he may know I’m following him. I’ve got to put my phone down.”
Nervous fingers fumbled with the buttons on the phone before she threw it down on the passenger seat.
“I put you on speaker. I drove past him but he pulled out behind me. He’s catching up.”
Maggie didn’t get a response from Emily. She must not have pushed the speaker button after all.
“If your advice is to drive faster I’m on it.”
She rammed the accelerator all the way to the floor but the old, used subcompact was at maximum speed. The SUV’s headlights filled her rearview mirror with blinding light then disappeared before the bigger vehicle smashed into the back of her car with a sickening crunch.
“Damn, he hit me,” Maggie shouted, holding tight to the steering wheel trying to control the car.
The other vehicle was speeding up behind her again and she braced for another hit. The SUV all but pushed her car down the road. Everything from the passenger seat went flying under the dashboard, including her phone.
“What the hell?”
Her earlier excitement had turned to real icy panic and her hands clenched the wheel harder dreading the next strike.
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