You find a note tucked in your drive-through fast food bag.
The note was tucked into my drive-through bag. It sent chills down my spine when I read the words. “I’m not giving up.” I looked around, expecting to see him staring at me but he was nowhere to be found. I sighed and jammed the note back into the bag. For a moment, I considered going back into the restaurant to demand the workers tell me who had written the note, but I didn’t need to. I knew. He was back, and there was nothing I could do to stop him. All I could do was run, run as fast and as far as I could and hope he didn’t find me.
I pulled out the note again and flipped it over. The words “Time’s up.” were scribbled in small print at the bottom. My eyes grew wider as I looked around once again. I didn’t see him, but somehow I knew he was there. There might not be any escaping this time. I shoved the note back into the bag, threw the car into reverse and pulled out of the parking space. I floored it and looked around to see if anyone was following me. I couldn’t see anyone but it was hard to tell for sure. 131 was such a busy highway, especially where it met with M-66. I wanted to go home, but instead I headed for the next town over. There was no turning back now.
Kip whined from the back seat and I could hear Kat adjusting her body. They knew something was up. I was just grateful they were with me. I couldn’t go home, not now but to leave them behind would have been unbearable. From now on, I was going to have to take them with me everywhere just to be safe. That’s if we could get away. I had no idea how much he knew or how close he was to me, but I did know I was out of time.
2 responses to “Drive-Through Note”
I enjoyed the read, thanks 🙂 I love the way you took that prompt and did something completely unexpected. You’re a fantastic storyteller.