Published by New World Writing

Four friends and co-workers, Jenny, Elissa, Mira, and Fran, are supposed to attend an important conference, which takes place in a town roughly a three-hour driving distance from where they live. To save on gas money, they naturally decide to ride together. The route they must take is made up primarily of one long stretch of highway. At 5:00 AM, they pile into an old, mustard-colored station wagon and head north. At the two-hour mark, they approach a bridge. As they get closer, road signs warn of construction and altered driving patterns, and they glimpse ahead, on the bridge, a concrete barrier that cuts off one of the two driving lanes.

What happens next?

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