The Vanishing Hitchhiker

By: Drac Von Stoller

Copyright 2013

Smashwords Edition

"I still remember the day as though it just happened today," said Bill Withers.

"I was traveling down Old Hatchet Trail road after midnight when this beautiful woman with golden long blonde hair was standing all alone on the side of the road. It was starting to rain and I just couldn't leave her there in the black of night. I just couldn't, so I stopped my car beside her and rolled down the front passenger window and said "Please get in out of the rain and I'll take you home."

The beautiful woman stepped inside his car and Bill was happy to help her out, but this woman he was giving a ride too wouldn't be around long enough for him to give her much comfort.

The reason being is that this woman has been dead for over fifty years because she was murdered with a hatchet by her jealous husband on the road Bill was traveling on. Since then the townspeople just called the road Old Hatchet Trail road. Bill heard of the legend of the vanishing hitchhiker, but how could this beautiful woman be a ghost. Bill was about to find out a hundred yards away from where he picked up this hitchhiker that the cemetery he was about to pass is where she was laid to rest so long ago. Bill and the woman talked a short bit about the rain, but before Bill had a chance to ask her why she was all alone on this dark deserted road, she vanished. Bill slammed on his brakes and jumped out of the car to see if she jumped out, but her door was locked because Bill locked his doors when she got in his car. He looked frantically around in the rain with the cars headlights shining bright. Bill dropped to his knees in front of his car as the rain was pouring down his head and body he called out to her and just realized he didn't even know her name. Bill got up off of his knees and got a flashlight out of his car to check out the area in hopes maybe she fell in the ditch, but there was no sign of her at all. Bill eventually gave up after an hour in the pouring rain and drove to the nearest gas station to phone for help.

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