Two Miles to Town

November 4, 2015
By Goshawk BRONZE, Menomonie, Wisconsin
Goshawk BRONZE, Menomonie, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" ~Puck, a Midsummer Night's Dream

He walks sporadically, stopping every now and then to catch his breath. He glances behind him. He checks his watch.
“Four hours, I can still make it.” He mutters.
He smoothes messy hair, straightens a grease-stained tie with un-callused hands, feet in sweaty shoes. He begins to breathe heavily, and stops, leaning against a grey fence, his shadow long in the evening light. He checks his phone, but there’s still no connection, and now the battery is running low. He begins to walk again. He reaches a house, but there’s no car there, when he knocks on the door, nobody answers.
He runs grease-stained hands through now grease-stained hair, adjusts dusty tie, feet in uncomfortable shoes. Eventually, he sees a sign. Two miles. He looks at his watch. Three and a half hours. He shades his eyes and looks behind him. His broken car is out of sight. He turns walks on, resigned.
He gives up on once-neat hair, loosens shabby tie with slender hands, looks glumly at the feet in muddy, ruined shoes. He stops to catch his breath, then keeps walking.

The author's comments:

I wanted to write this, uh, cos I was bored? 

Similar Articles


This article has 5 comments.

on Dec. 13 2015 at 3:52 pm
WeirdosUnite SILVER, Prairie Farm, Wisconsin
8 articles 4 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Give me your hands if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends"~Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream

So cool, Goshawk!

on Nov. 27 2015 at 9:49 pm
BabySnickers15 SILVER, Columbus, Ohio
9 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying" ~Michael Jordan~
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt~

This is great. I really like it. check it out please

on Nov. 12 2015 at 7:14 pm
ThisEmilyDa1 SILVER, BF, New Mexico
6 articles 0 photos 101 comments

Favorite Quote:
only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile
-Albert Instien
the only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

Wow gosh hawk! Great job! These are my favorite kinds of short stories. Ponder away! Your such a talented writer, you're actually one of my favorites on here. Don't get me wrong though, I love all the writers on here! Keep writing. Oh yeah, and watch out for the run on sentences on this story too.

Goshawk BRONZE said...
on Nov. 10 2015 at 11:47 am
Goshawk BRONZE, Menomonie, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" ~Puck, a Midsummer Night's Dream

I don't have any plans to continue with it, as of yet. Ponder away! :)

HuntShot732 said...
on Nov. 9 2015 at 7:26 pm
HuntShot732, Thornton, Colorado
0 articles 0 photos 15 comments
This is a cool short story. I really liked what you did with it, are you going to continue with it? Or is the reader left to ponder?


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!