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   Chapter 11 Traffic Lights

Attention Span and Other Stories By PaulineWiles Characters: 652

Updated: 2018-01-11 12:03

She'd been insane to agree to a Swiss walking weekend with her new man. She'd pictured lakefront strolls and chocolate truffles; he'd packed a map, compass, and ice axe.

The cloud descended an hour ago. Her ankle was twisted, her fingers turned numb. She couldn't keep up and they were barely speaking.

Six paces ahead,

he stopped abruptly and pointed to a yellow sign: Kistenpasshütte 30 min.

'It won't be much – a roof, a bunk. A blanket, if we're lucky.'

A hikers' hut? Up here, where even the cowbells had fallen silent? Relief flooded her.

She took his hand.


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