C. J. Baker
Copyright 2010 C. J. Baker
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“Alan? ALAN!” Carmen Vega panted desperately into her walkie-talkie as she rounded a corner of the twisting alley. Her dark t-shirt was drenched with sweat down the middle and a strand of her long black hair had escaped its ponytail and was plastered to her forehead. The warm wind moaned as it breached the tight opening of the alley, swirling plastic shopping bags and leaves in a whirlwind of decay.
Distantly, she heard the sound of plastic trashbins being upended and tried to pinpoint the direction it was coming from. “Alan? Are you there? Copy. Respond!”