For this week’s challenge, Charli Mills asked her Carrot Ranch companions and guests to write 99 words that involved boots.

wolfman

These 99 words explore a bit more of my novel, “Wolves at Bay.” I do hope you’ll enjoy them.

Ward slipped off his boots easily as a seal slipping into water. Mud from his trek clung to the soles, a reminder he’d not truly escaped the situation. Its insidious hold waited. With an old rag, he wiped the boot bottoms, but no matter how many swipes, streaks remained like broken shards from a mirror to his past. He’d have no choice but confront the truth.

“They’ll come for her, and if she’s not here, they’ll take us. You. They’ll put us on trial in her place, and still, they’ll catch her. She can’t run, and neither can we.”

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