Day 4: “The Phantom Hitchhiker”

Why would anyone get in a car with a stranger? their expressions sometimes asked.

Because what she’s trying to escape from is a lot worse, she wants to tell them.

Most were nice, opening their doors with a friendly face.  Some were not. They didn’t get far with her.

Once in a while, they asked about her situation. How could she tell them about splashing through the woods, half dressed, scrabbling blindly for the road? Hoping a passing motorist would find her before he did.

Every night she returns to the same stretch of highway, living it again and again.

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