Through The Fire by Kryst Ashly EPUB & PDF- eBook Details
- Author: Kryst Ashly
- Language: English
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The steam started rising from under the hood of her car about forty
miles outside of the last sleepy, one-stoplight town she had passed through.
Leslie groaned and pulled over to the side of the road as her beloved Jeep
sputtered to a stop. She probably shouldn’t have ignored the temperature
gauge light that had come on about ten miles back. She pounded her fist
against the steering wheel in frustration. Groaning, she rested her arms on the
steering wheel and pressed her forehead onto her arms.
“What next?” she said out loud to herself, allowing her green eyes to
slide closed for a moment. She sighed, willing her frustration to subside so
she could think.
She sat back and took in her surroundings. The undulating foothills
surrounded her and the snow capped Rocky Mountains spread before her in
all their majestic glory. She breathed deeply, enjoying the clean, fresh
Montana air wafting through the open windows. She reveled in their beauty
for a moment and then noticed that the sun was starting to dip closer to the
beautiful peaks. She knew she needed to figure out her situation quickly or
she’d be stuck out here in the dark all night. It may have been a warm fall day
but, being in the foothills of the mountains, she knew the temperatures would
be unforgiving when the night sky descended upon the earth, especially as
she gained elevation.
Sighing, she pulled out her phone from her purse on the passenger
seat and went to dial roadside assistance. The phone beeped a couple times
and a warning flashed on her screen that she was roaming. Grunting in
frustration, she tried dialing the number listed on the back of her insurance
card, but to no avail. Apparently roaming means no service whatsoever, she
thought wryly, rolling her eyes.
She sighed again and tossed the useless phone back in her purse.
Opening the creaky door, she hopped out and looked down the empty road
from where she had come. She shielded her eyes from the sun when she
turned to gaze forward down the quiet, two-lane road in the direction she was
headed. Nothing but sky and mountains as far as she could see. A crow flew
overhead squawking his distaste at her intrusion into his quiet and serene
“Believe me, buddy,” she murmured aloud to the crow. “As beautiful
as it is right here, I don’t want to be spending the night on the side of the road
in the middle of nowhere.”
She knew she was closer to Jackson, Montana than she was to the last
town where she had filled up on gas. She smiled despite her predicament. The
scenery was comforting in and of itself.
Leslie opened the back door of the Jeep and rifled through some of
her stuff to find her backpack and threw in some essentials. She had about
another twenty miles to go until Jackson. If she left right then, she could only
hope someone else might find themselves on that same quiet road and give
her a lift. If not, perhaps she could find someone who lived nearby and ask
for a ride and a phone to get someone out to tow her Jeep. She was used to
anything and everything preventing her from doing what she wanted. She
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