Written by Melody Hewson
Copyright Melody Hewson 2012
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The sun was sinking quickly behind the thick wall of pines. Only then could the hunter come out, when darkness fell to cover and hide the stalking predator. And in just a few more minutes, darkness would cover the land.
“I really think we should have taken that turn back there.” Gloria Franklin chided her husband, squinting her eyes as she looked out into the darkness. Curled up in her lap snoozed a contented Yorkshire terrier.
“Nah.” Her husband replied. “I know right where we are. Now stop nagging me, woman, and let me concentrate!”
“How can you know where we are when we’ve never been here before?” Gloria retorted in a huff. “You wouldn’t admit you were lost if we were hip deep in snow and saw a sign saying Welcome to the North Pole!”
“I ain’t admitting I’m lost because I AIN’T lost!” Joe snapped irritably. “When have I ever gotten us lost?”
“Well, there was that time when we went to you’re mother’s new home. Then there was our daughter’s wedding. And let’s not forget-”