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Turn | A Micro Fiction

{ 486 words } Roger tapped the turn signal down to make a left turn, but immediately realized it was the wrong turn when his daughter started screaming at him. “What the hell are you doing, old man, you were supposed to turn on Binford Ave. Can’t you do anything right, I swear!” He slammed on the brakes but it was too late, the car was too far into the intersection to successfully make the right turn without taking out four other cars and a pedestrian or two who stood on the curb waiting to cross. At only nineteen, Gina was already a lot like her mother, his ex-wife. Loud. Demanding. She seemed to always seethe with anger, never satisfied with anything, especially anything he did. It didn’t matter that he was her father. It didn’t matter that he nurtured her as a small babe when her mother was too stoned to give a damn about the fine art of motherhood.  That just was not a focal point of her miserable existence. Roger drove to …