Rom drops Dawn off at the downtown San Andreas bus station already past her bedtime and the bus leaves late; it's after eleven when she boards and settles down for the long overnight to Los Angeles. The seat a relief after the sullen anger of the dusky station. She unfastens her sandals, folds her legs next to her. The bus lurches and accelerates through city streets, through the crime-ridden flats of Southshore, through the industrial towns and suburbs, over the hill where windmills stand broken and stilled, and onto Highway 5; a straight shot down the valley with nothing to interrupt the flow.
.... Soon to be available as an ebook story! Watch this space.