by Mike Bozart
A middle-aged man, a home inspector, stumbles upon a short cipher in southwestern Virginia (USA). As he tries to solve it, the weather conditions worsen. Then there is a medical emergency. Later that evening, the Cherokee barista wonders if it was too much.
Approx. 1200 words.
If this little vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would be rated G (ok for all ages).