Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Long Dark Highway - Road Signs



"You'll never get it, even if you rip my beating heart out of my chest, you'll never get it. Only I know where it is, and only I can retrieve it, so take the bacon and shove it."

"You are so cute, trying to act all tough and such. You'll give it to me, you know I'll find you wherever you try to hide. I found you here, I'll find you there." She looked out the window at the sun peeking over the horizon, "Looks, like another beautiful sunrise."

I slowly moved my left hand around to my Glock, yeah, it's not my gun hand but at this distance I don't think I could miss.

"Leave the gun alone, Romeo, you'll never get a shot off." The hair on my neck bristled, I could feel my blood pressure rise, I slid out of the booth, threw a twenty on the counter and without a word, walk out, sounds of her laughter echoing between my ears.

Gravel flew as I hit the pavement. I headed back the way I came, headed back to the only home I have ever knew. Once there, she would be on my turf, on my terms, it was going to end my way.

I never saw the "BRIDGE OUT" sign until I hit it.

4 comments:

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

You naughty boy! You write a few words, just enough to hook me good and then you leave me hanging. Now I know what a fish feels like!!

Great job!

Gullible said...

Hanging fiction in 500 words or less. Nice job here, Walk. I'm hooked. Some nice description going on, also.

LINDA MCMAKEN said...

Hmmmmm. "but he hit the turbo-booster and sailed over the chasm in his supped up Chevy." Come on Walk, give us the ending! You're such a tease!

Walk said...

Datgumit Linda, now I'm going to have to come up with something different.