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Hot Wheels

A Short Story

by

Christina van Deventer

This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, places and incidents are a product of the author’s imagination and are used fictitiously. All materials contained herein are included for entertainment purposes only and should neither be replicated nor relied on for accuracy.

Smashwords Edition 2018

Text Copyright © 2018 Christina van Deventer

Cover art Copyright © 2018 Christina van Deventer

The right of Christina van Deventer to be identified as author of this work has been asserted.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, transmitted or stored in an information retrieval system by any means or in any form - graphic, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying, taping or recording - without written permission from the author.

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www.christinavandeventer.com

I hear them starting up their cars, revving the engines, their exhausts burning white hot against the quiet of night. It’s just past four in the morning, but I’ve been waiting for their ritual to start. Some of them are just kids. I know, because I have seen them around; sitting on hoods smoking cheap cigarettes, teasing girls in tiny shorts and laughing with the abandon only teenage boys know. They drive in a similar way. They’re the Rustenburg Street Racers’ Club. They don’t know that, but that’s what I’ve dubbed them. They steal mags from Beemers and Humvees and buy decals at the local Midas. They mechanic the hell out of piece-of-shit cars while they drool over the real thing in magazines