Dalyn A. Miller is a writer and publicist. He lives in Chicago. He was the winner of the 1995 D.H. Lawrence Award for Short Fiction and his work has previously appeared in the Arsenal Pulp Press Anthologies “Queer View Mirror 2” and “Quickies 2”. He is also a professionally produced playwright and has written several non-fiction books under his own name and pseudonyms. This story marks his return to fiction after a hiatus of more than 10 years.
Two broken young men in the prime of their lives, yet burdened by bad luck, find themselves alone in the cab of an old pick-up truck, heading south down a long highway during the dog days of Summer.
Faced with the seemingly endless miles of emptiness ahead and the burning lust of unfinished business, and intoxicated by the heat and sweat pulsing off of bare legs and arms of the man packed in dangerously close to him, each man has no choice but to confront the emotionally cluttered and sexually charged trail behind and ask himself if they’re heading in the right direction.