Flash fiction, The old country road
There just had to be more excitement out there, somewhere, anywhere!
Lucy lived in a small town in Southern Indiana. She worked at the one-and-only department store in what she enjoyed calling a- one-horse-town. She worked as the store's bookkeeper, spending her day's in a small office and dreaming of adventure. She lived in a small appartment close by. She had a few good friends and dated occasionally but never finding love or fulfillment. Lucy was a beautiful redhead with bright green eyes. She wore her long hair in one braid, pulled to one side. She was tiny weighing only one hundred and six pounds.
This morning she woke up feeling really down and thinking, there has to be more out-there, somewhere, anywhere!
She got into her Honda Civic and headed for the interstate, not knowing where she was going, only feeling the need to get out of this town and her boring job.
She was driving on route sixty four when it started to rain, the wind blowing fiercely against the windshield. She slowed down and turned on the radio searching for a weather station. The forecast was alarming, heavy rain with a chance for hail and possible tornados in the area.
When the wind started to whip her car, she knew she had to get off the interstate, She took the first exit which led to one gas station and an old country road. She pulled up to the gas pump thinking she would fill up, then looking more closely saw the closed sign on the window. She was now hoping she might possibly find something on down the country road. She had been driving about twenty minutes when she noticed an old run-down farm house. The wind was so strong it was difficult to exit the car. She finally opened the door and ran to the house, knocking on the old weathered door. " Coming " was a sweet reply barely audible. The wind had picked up drametically. The door opened and a little old woman stood holding a flashlight, informing Lucy that the electricity had gone out.
Suddenly the wind blew the door off it's hinges and literally picked the woman up, Lucy grabbed her hand. The whirlwind moved slowly through the house and into the back yard, lifting the old woman and Lucy high into the clouds.
When Lucy woke up she was sitting in her car in her driveway at home. She thought she had been dreaming but it seemed so real. The radio was on and Elvis was singing, ' Make the world go away '. Looking around she discovered the windshield and all four windows were gone, scattered glass all over the interior.
In that instant she realized she had not been dreaming. She whispered a prayer for the old woman and became fully aware that she had experienced a paranormal occurrence.
Suddenly her spirit lifted. She no longer felt lonely. She was so thankful to be alive and was ready to spread her wings, where ever they would take her...