escape – part two

The night was lifting, the sky lightening slowly on the horizon, tinged by the grey light of dawn. Louise had driven through the night, fast, as though someone was following her. But she was alone on her stretch of highway now. She saw the neon lights of a gas station up ahead, and stifled a…

escape

Louise pulled the car off the road and sat there, panting. The night was moonless, black fields surrounded the car, stretching out into the dark. It was a second or two before she realized what she had done. She began to laugh, great, gulping barks, her mouth wide with deranged glee. And then the crying…