Chapter Five (part two)

They headed north from the ranch, veering off the main county road about half a mile on to follow a trail that traveled up through a grove of leafless quaking aspen and Douglas-fir. The trail barely resembled a drivable path at all, but Travis brought the Dodge Ram through the snow-packed terrain, keeping them upright … Continue reading Chapter Five (part two)

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Chapter Five (part one)

Morning crept in. Ben roused from sleep to the aroma of coffee and the sound of a dog barking a short distance away. From beneath flannel sheets, he stretched and yawned and reached an arm out across the mattress but found only an empty bed. Rolling up onto an elbow, he took a quick survey … Continue reading Chapter Five (part one)