Rendezvous by Daniel Ransom
This really is a story coming from two points of view, Payton and Kim, which ends with both personas meeting. It really is written in third person narrative, present tense. Through the story, we're able to guess that the theme of it might be Crime and Rebellion since the characters show certain features that create the tense ambiance in the tale.
In Payton's story, the ‘drums pound' and the elevating speed of his car punctuates the buildup pressure, as they receive heavier and heavier because the story carries on. Usually, in life-threatening or tense situations we can feel as if our cardiovascular pounds faster, feeling anxiety and stress. The beat in the drums that Payton hears on his a radio station excite him, making him feel ‘young, strong and invincible', saying 'to hell with the priest' and consider his thoughts away from reality- when he hears saxophone, he ‘wishes it would stop' because it gives him flashbacks by his life, and the points he appears to be running from.
From Kim's story, we are able to view her as a standard teenager- rebelling against their very own parents in order to prove something special in themselves or to seek for interest. Her persona is described as obstinate, seeking acceptance and acceptance (as lines 37& 32 show). Her character is much more naïve and helpless than Payton's, whom seems to be taking the predator's role in the tale. Kim can be caught up in the excitement from the moment, although she is worried. Her stubbornness stops her from letting go of and dialling her friends and family. The passing sort of represent a fight between two animals, one being the vulnerable a single, running away to learn how to be strong, and the other looking for it's next victim. The story leaves us questioning what is going to happen next together with the same drum sound that was receiving louder and louder, but at this time it really is at its loudest, suggesting that may be the climaxing of the story and something is around to take place.