We walked past stores with meats hanging from hooks or drooping off counters with flies buzzing around them. Some stores had odd items for sale or trade. We even walked past a bakery with fresh bread that almost masked the smell of the town.
After about an hour of looking we found Lee’s store with the big green sign over it that said “Grocery’s.” We walked in a met a thin grey haired man with broken glasses hanging off the end of his nose. He looked up at us and gave us a big toothy grin and said with a raspy voice, “Well if it isn’t Ellie, how are you doing today? How are the chickens your dad bought last time?”
“They got eaten by a coyote a few days ago actually.” She said in a nervous tone.
“Well thats a bummer, I hope your dad knows hes not getting a refund if thats what you are here about.”
“Um no I’m not here about that, but I’m sure he will be soon. I’m here to find Jane, have you seen her?”
All of a sudden his grin disappeared and was replace with a look of condolence. “Oh Ellie I’m so sorry but Jane is dead. There was group of raiders that attacked the town a week ago. They robbed a few shops and she was shot during one of the robberies. I tried to save her but by the time I got t...
... middle of paper ...
...nd of sat there staring at me, then she said, “Well if we are going to be doing that we need a plan.”
“Wait what do you mean we?!?”
“Well my aunt is dead so I can’t stay with her and if I stay here for too long Walter is bound to find me and I’m sure he won 't be too happy about me drugging him. So I’m going to go with you guys.”
I just sat there staring at her, then I said, “Are you sure? Its going to be dangerous and to be honest I don’t know how we are going to get that box.”
“Yes I’m sure. I have nothing here so I might as well go with you guys. Besides if Walter taught me one thing its how to get stuff done, but I think that we should talk about it tomorrow. I think I’m ready for bed right now.”
I agreed with her and we finished our job and went up to the room. I gave the two beds to Ellie and Jess and I took the couch. We said our goodnights and fell asleep.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- We left the bar and decided to explore the town while we worked our way down the streets. The roads were made with cracked and crooked stones in some spots and just dirt in others. Run down shacks and buildings with faded paint and decomposing walls lined the roads. People begged on the street and others just walked past you without looking up as if in a hurry and didn’t want to be bothered. Kids with dirty faces played in the streets. I wish I could play with them but after all that has happened I no longer feel much like a kid any more.... [tags: Mother, Want, WANT, What Happened]
2041 words (5.8 pages)
- The Road to College Coming from a small town where farming and working right after high school is what everyone decides to do, I decided to further my education by going to college. College to some people isn’t even an option, most kids would follow up their families and go work for them or start helping out around their farms or in the family business. Not wanting to be stuck in my hometown for my young years or working right after school I started looking at colleges to get out and go do bigger and better things.... [tags: High school, College, Higher education]
1080 words (3.1 pages)
- It was 9:30 AM when my mother and I left home to go to the windy city of Chicago, where we would pick up my younger brother Evan, at the airport then drive another 45 minutes to the Great Lakes, Illinois. We would watch my older brother Christian, graduate from boot camp and spend some time with him just before we left him again two days later. The starting of the 3 hour and 15 minute trip was uneventful. The first stop of the road trip was at Walmart in town to pick up food along with some Pepsi drinks.... [tags: Automobile, Road, Walking, Chicago]
1084 words (3.1 pages)
- Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town In the road of life, the right path may not always be where the road signs lead. The road to self-discovery is found by following one’s heart and mind and to wherever they may lead them. Within the plays Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and Our Town by Thornton Wilder, parallel pathways and contrary connections can be established between the characters coinciding in both. In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is the portrait of a sixty year old man reflecting upon his past, one of lies and hopelessness.... [tags: Salesman Miller Wilder Town Essays]
1736 words (5 pages)
- Small town living versus big city life People have different dreams when it comes to where they will live. Many people just want to find an area that is comfortable to them. There are many options to choose from when looking to plant roots. The two most common places to select are small towns and big cities and the characteristics can be worlds apart. I grew up in Pine City, a smaller town north of the Twin Cities that offers charm and a relaxed feel. After graduating high school, I moved to the Twin Cities to explore my options outside of a small town.... [tags: City, Town, Minneapolis – Saint Paul]
1117 words (3.2 pages)
- INVESTIGATION: On 10-03-2015 at approximately 1725 hours, I was notified by Cpl. Cherup# 1117, of a traffic crash that occurred on Sheldon Road at the intersection of Wood Lake Boulevard. I responded to the crash scene and upon arrival at approximately 1834 hours, I was assigned to forensically map the scene. Upon my arrival at the scene, I observed a Red Cadillac SRX stopped within the median cross-over at the intersection of Wood Lake Boulevard and facing in a southeast direction. The Cadillac had sustained substantial damage to its front.... [tags: Road, Lane, Traffic, Road infrastructure]
1122 words (3.2 pages)
- The future holds a different meaning for everyone, for some it holds hope while for others it holds despair. This constant wondering about the future has influenced many works to be written about the future. Some of these works propose a blissful future, but the majority paint the picture of an unfortunate dystopian world. Recently I read Daughters of the North, a novel in which the dystopian future of England is shown. Shortly after reading Daughters of the North, I watched The Road. This film showed a similar view of the future, yet more grim and unappealing that Daughters of the North.... [tags: Daughters of the North, The Road]
1010 words (2.9 pages)
- Today when people go to a store, there is no surprise if they find a majority of goods from foreign countries making their way to the United States. Businesses are importing shirts made in India, computers made in China, and wines made in Italy as well as exporting U.S goods to the rest of the world. Things made around the world are being exchanged on a daily basis between countries with no direct geographical connection through international trading. The idea of international trading has become one of the most important vehicles for good, culture and innovation exchange.... [tags: Silk Road, Central Asia, Xinjiang, Han Dynasty]
1824 words (5.2 pages)
- Tervuren town CBD study Tervuren is sited in the CBD of Belgium; the total area is 32.92 km², which gives it a population density of 627 inhabitants per km2. Tram 44, which travels between Brussels and Tervuren (and the Royal Museum for Central Africa) exists because of Leopold II's desire to bring visitors from around the world to his 1897 exhibition of the Congo. The CBD has the widest range of shops, and the highest amount of department stores, as it is very densely populated during the day.... [tags: Transportation]
691 words (2 pages)
- Use of Fantasy in Langston Hughes's On the Road Langston Hughes's short story "On the Road" begins and ends realistically enough: his protagonist, Sargeant, enters a strange town one winter's night during the Depression and finds himself without shelter, as many did during this era. Hughes gives Sargeant the additional burden of being an African-American in the "white" part of town; therefore, he faces the perfectly plausible obstacles of shelters that "drew the color line" and racist police officers who beat and imprison him.... [tags: On The Road essays]
603 words (1.7 pages)
- My Current Role At Bss
- The Relationship Between Gender And Popular Culture
- The 's Representation Of The Country And Its People
- The Treatment And Abuse Of Alcohol And Other Drugs
- Community Needs Assessment Of A Police Office And How Community Safety Precinct Committees
- Leadership Qualities And Qualities Of A Leader