Homestretch - HB
A runaway in search of nothing finds himself in the saddle. 'Well. Gas, you know exactly where you're headin' to, or you gonna find out the closer you get?" she asked.I hadn't thought about anything like that. I just wanted to get as far away as I could - from everybody and everything around me.
I probably wanted to get as far away as that beaner did, after the deputy plowed into Mom's car. And if I ever could get there, I'd even up with that Mexican bastard for sure.
So I shrugged my shoulders to her question. And when I did, I felt the sting across my back where Dad had whipped me.