Shortcuts by Tarrin Webb
Approx. 9,020 words.
Published on January 3, 2010 by
Gail Mahoney, single mom, student and waitress, decides to take a shortcut home one night in January after work, a co-worker swears it’ll save her time. A flat tire in a cell-phone-dead-zone and a passerby with murderous intent send Gail racing against death on an icy country road.