Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NIKKI'S TEST -- Excerpt #10

Harper's Point appeared in a break in the trees just when she said "distracted." Nikki grinned, muttered a prayer of thanks for the timing, and concentrated on the town as it slowly grew closer. It sat in a wide, flat valley between the mountain she had just come down and the next three in the chain. The patchwork quilt of greens and browns, the white and black and brown and blue of houses, slowly took on detail. The blocky appearance faded away as the road rolled past under her wheels. Ten minutes later, Nikki came around the last curve of the mountain road and saw the sign welcoming her to Harper's Point. Just after the welcome sign was a menu board of businesses and arrows pointing which way to go, but not how many tenths of a mile away each one was from that point. Nikki saw two familiar chain fast food restaurants. That was one prayer answered. If she ran across either restaurant before she had to turn off the road to go to Willow Avenue, life would be wonderful.

"Breakfast, Gray. How about that?"

The Akita let out a grumbling woof. Nikki reached up and stroked his head.

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