Paul and Travis watched a final burst of color explode into the July night. “That was cool,” Paul remarked, once they were certain that the pyrotechnics were truly over.
Travis grinned and replied, “Yeah, it was. Let’s go back to throwing the football around, okay?”
An unusual thought popped into Paul’s head as he watched his best friend sprint into the road with the football in tow. We’re like fireworks, aren’t we? I wonder how brilliant our lives will be before we fade away?
Just as Paul stepped towards the road, a speeding car rounded the corner and struck Travis.