The long walk home
Chambers walked from a broken down Fix Or Repair Daily automatic with air and AM radio.
It had blown a head gasket and well, it didn't belong to him. He hot wired it from some farm house a few hundred miles back.
All he had on his back were his extra walking shoes, and enough candy bars to last a week and some water. It was hard to be alone walking from city to city getting in and out of other people's cars going nowhere in the USA.
Today was different. He looked up at the sky and saw a storm cloud forming. He knew the police would be looking for that old Ford.
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He had better make it to the next city before the storm hits. He looked into his back pack where he kept all his stuff. He pulled out some trail mix and poured just enough into his hand to get some and that would be his lunch for the day. Sipping on warm tap water to wash it down. Yuck.
The city was only a few miles down and he figured he would find a place to lay down and sleep in some local park. But along came this bus full of students going to a game and it stopped and they asked him if he needed a ride. They were friendly enough. But the bus was totally crowded.
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It looked like for at least the next few days he was out of the weather and headed to a place where he might call home at least, for a day.
He was a rolling stone for sure, but for the moment a happy one.
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Taking the long walk home. Finding yourself while making friends on the road of life.
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MegL wrote on August 12, 2017, 3:08 AM
Great start to a story. You have grabbed my attention with it and I would keep reading at this point.
lookatdesktop wrote on August 12, 2017, 6:14 PM
I may add more to it eventually. Glad you liked the first part. Thanks.