The man and woman drove for two days across a treeless expanse. The horizon never moved as broken highway lines flicked under the wheels. Toward the end of the second day, they came upon a small, dust ridden town.
Reading the town’s name on a faded sign, the man grimaced. He immediately swung the car off onto the side of the road. A gust of wind swept a single tumbleweed across the road nearby.
“Something is wrong,” the man said. “We should not be here.”
“I know,” the woman responded. “You took a wrong turn two days ago. I should have said something.”
The man drove into town and fueled the car.
The man and woman drove back across the treeless expanse for two days.--Mitchell Hegman