Country Roads

Copyright Trish Nankivell

The red dirt road drifted off into nowhere. There were tracks, but it had been so dry that they could have been several weeks old. No way to identify or trace them.

No people anywhere. If there were folks living anywhere nearby, they were tucked so far back into the woods that it would take a long time to find them. Could be dangerous to try. These were independent people, well-armed and not friendly to strangers. They wanted no interference in the form of government checks, or check-ups.

Someday there would be an accounting, but for now, they could wait.

34 thoughts on “Country Roads

  1. While taking leisurely drives in the countryside, I’ve happened upon roads like this — and got away from them asap. Just about every teenage horror story has roads like this in it. Best to leave them to their own.

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    1. We took one, on a whim, up to the top of a mountain in the Appalachians. Kind of scary, but Terry had a great conversation with the man of the house. The lady we could hear banging pots and pans in the kitchen never stepped foot our the door. Interesting.

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  2. bearmkwa

    Sounds like the southeast area of Kentucky where my Daddy was from. To this day, if you would want to visit, you’d have to call ahead so they know you’re coming… and long before you actually pull into their drive, they already know you’re there. People look out for one another, and are not so nice to strangers. Great story, Gran! I sincerely hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and are looking forward to an awesome 2021. Shalom, Bear

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