Writing Challenge: Jan 1, 2018
Prompt: Write about New Years of 2017 and 2018
*I also wrote a long post about this New Years already if you care for further details about that night*
A plain set of buildings in the middle of the desert.
A gas station, bar, and casino wrapped into one.
This isn’t a place I would usually think to bring in the new year.
There is something special about this spot.
Something you wouldn’t guess by looking.
Out here- in the middle of nowhere- there is a line.
A state line and a time zone-
And this motel, gas station, bar and casino sit straddle this invisible boundary.
From the rooms to the bar is a 30 second trek,
But you will gain or lose an hour either direction.
This anomaly makes this place locally-famous.
From miles around (everything is miles away)-
People will come to this isolated business
To bring in the New Year twice in one night.
Even in a bar full of smoke, booze, and rough necks-
There is something romantic
About having two chances to get the New Year started right.
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