Time-Straddled New Years

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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