Time for Five Sentence Fiction, hosted by Lillie McFerrin. This week’s word prompt is HIGHWAY. A five sentence story (in my case, episode) is the goal. After reading my short serial (and, perhaps, the other two episodes) please continue on to the other entries > HERE < . Enjoy!!
Queen of the Road
By Scott L Vannatter
Carolyn did a combination of walking and dragging her tired self down the stretch of highway that used to be full of traffic, but now would allow a person to sleep on the middle line if desired.
She shifted the holster on her hip so the berretta was snugger and did not chaff so badly when she walked; not wearing the gun would be a ludicrous idea.
A slight movement and short noise caused her long-term rhythm to break and the hunting knife slung across her chest flew from its sheath to her hand and she turned to face the danger.
The feral man staggered relatively slowly across the grassy edge of the forest and headed toward her with a jagged step and no soul shining in his eyes.
Carolyn stepped toward the creature and, when close enough, silently moved to the side and brought her blade to bear down hard on its throat, burying the hilt upwards through the brain, before pulling it out and returning quietly to her tired rhythm on the pavement toward the setting sun.
Episode 1: The Restaurant at the End
Episode 2: Keeping Watch