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    You’re heading in a southeasterly direction with the wind behind you on I-25 somewhere in the vacant state of Wyoming. It’s nighttime and you’re getting bored with your different games – you’ve counted 16 Toyotas, 8 Fords , and 2 perdiddles so far.

    Just to ratchet your brain’s stimulation up a notch, you decide to take a turn off of the interstate onto SR 196 (Old Hwy 87). When you do this, you find it odd that a semi-truck has taken the same turnoff behind you.

    “Maybe he lives out here,” you think, shrugging it away.

    You’re so satisfied with yourself by not taking the oft-traveled thoroughfare, that you go ahead and make a second turnoff onto Triple T Road going southwest and further from civilization.

    “Well I’ll be buggered,” you exclaim as you adjust your rearview mirror to get a better look at the gnarled gridwork on the front of the semi, “That son of a bitch must be following me!”

    As the truck continues to inch toward you at speeds of 75 mph, it honks like a charging demonic goose.

    “And I thought made-for-TV movies were even more unlikely,” you think as your mind races back to Duel (1971, starring Dennis Weaver).

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    If you speed up in hopes of losing him, go to page 163.

    If you slow down to pull over but risk further diesel-powered harassment, go to page 39.

     

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