Jeff Kunkel is director of music and children's programs at Walnut Avenue United Methodist Church in Walnut Creek, California. His most recent book is Warming Fires: Stories for All Seasons, published by Face to Face Books.
I was doing 60 and thinking about my boss, who's been on my ass lately, when the doe bounded out of the cedars and onto the highway. The red Jeep ahead of me caught her rear end just as she was about to jump clear of our lane and she tumbled, legs every which way, across the other lane and into a wide ditch.
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