For the fun times of short story on my blog…!
The thunder crackled as the wind blew fiercely across the plain, the man on his horse galloped swiftly to send his urgent message.
The cottage door opened by a woman who took in the messenger, he gave the letter with a nod of his head and ran out the door, it read:
Your husband is in grave danger. We believe, they know what he has done for the community, which meant stopping them, we think he is being taken to Ludington river. You need to evacuate your ranch; your location may be known. Come to Heritage Point on the mountain as soon as possible.
She threw the blanket off the chair and called:
“David, Charlotte! Come quick!”
“What is it Momma?” They chimed.
“Yes…” She paused thinking to tell them or not.
They titled their heads and knit their eyebrows.
“Some people want to hurt your father, and they will hurt us too for helping him…we need to leave. Go to the car, bring some blankets and food and water.”
“Yes Momma!” Charlotte ran to the kitchen.
“I can get the blankets!” David hurried up the stairs.
“Kids, trust God and follow me!” Mrs. Catton said as she and her two children left their beloved ranch.
Once the long and tiring journey was over they got out of the car at Heritage Point to see something they never dreamed of:
“Daddy!” Charlette and David ran to hug him.
“Honey! How?” Mrs. Catton said.
“By the grace of God, and help from some buddies I made it out. I missed you so much Hanna!”
“Oh, Charles, I missed you too!”
Their hug lasted as long as the day did. They lived happy and healthy.