Bat Country – Fear and Loathing

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like:
I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive.
Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, and a voice was screaming:
Holy Jesus. What are these goddamn animals?
Huh! Huh! Huh! Fucking pigs.
Did you say something?
Hm? Never mind. It’s your turn to drive.
No point in mentioning these bats, I thought. Poor bastard will see them soon enough.



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