Adam Raynes is passionate about writing because he is passionate about reading. He loves to share his creative thoughts on paper and appreciates anyone and everyone who is willing to give his writing a chance.
- Runner-Up in The Runaway Train Challenge
DilemmaRunner-Up in The Runaway Train Challenge
This is a dream. It has to be a dream. Gil’s heart pounded in his throat and he choked on his spit. His legs burned with exhaustion, but he could no longer feel them. They begged him to stop running. As he pushed through bushes and thickets, he felt thorns and branches tear into his cheeks without hesitation. He could not stop running and he could not turn around. The wolf was at his heels.
The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. As Jeff Hunnisey approached the property he had left to rot, he recognized the candle to be a storm candle from when he was a kid. Growing up, his father had kept them below the sink in the kitchen in case of emergencies. In his eighty-three years, Jeff had never been curious as to what those candles looked like illuminated. Now he would never have to wonder. Someone had lit the candle and made themselves at home in a cabin that was barely held together by rusty nails and tired wood. Jeff found himself less worried about the trespassing and more worried about the liability of them being in such an unsafe place. An unsafe place on his property and how he would be responsible for anything that happened to them.