We finished hiking at dusk. But where was my future sister-in-law, Chloe? Fourteen women huddled, eager to start partying at Tootsie’s. I squinted back toward the trailhead. The woods were darkening. Few cars remained in the lot. I started to the park office when I heard her singsong voice, “Ladies! Look what I found!”
Chloe sashayed up, a scruffy backpacker on her arm. “Don’t tell your brother,” she winked at me. The two left in Chloe’s car.
My heart was thumping. Why did the guy look so familiar? I opened my phone and Googled ‘fugitive Franklin County.’ There. Wanted by FBI.
Helen C says
What a great story and an excellent resolution!
Kelly Louisa Balliu says
Good story with a worrying conclusion. Leaves you fearing the worst. Well done 🙂
Connie Sicard says
Great story. Best left conclusion to our imaginations. CLS
Tom Baldwin says
A great twist!
Yolanda Joosten says
Great twist! I was not expecting that ending!