I Might As Well Because I Have No Choice
I Might As Well Because I Have No Choice by Travis Ford
Copyright © 2014 Travis Ford.
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination, or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
It was drizzling by the time we reached the railroad bridge. Evening was coming on, and the air was death.
We tied our shoe laces tighter and slid down the embankment to get under the bridge where there was some kind of shelter of a sort. We built a fire then huddled over it wondering what had become of our summer wages.
Three of use were there. Strangers until a few hours ago. Now joined in the idea of going east, being rootless as a tumbleweed, blowing on, resting here and there against this fence or that, but staying nowhere long. As for the others, I had no idea.