Like new.

Mitsubishi. Chevrolet. BMW. Mercedes. Porsche. Subaru.

They slid by and by and by. Never overtaking, never speeding up, just lapping. Lap after lap of the circuit.

She turned her head towards the sound. The new car sound. A rumble that resonated through — no, across — the ground, and up, vibrating the constructed stadium. The pristine white, the fluoro blue bars and rims, glided into the stadium, its nose at the edge of the circuit.

She knew this was trouble. Everyone knew this meant trouble.

The white car was on fire last week. And yet, here it was, revving. Ready to go.

A 100-word vignette inspired by a mix of The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey) single “Closer” and Maggie Stiefvater’s “The Raven Cycle” series.