“Pull in here!” the twins shrieked as the jeep rounded a sharp curve. Bethany cranked the wheel hard onto a tight dirt road that ran between a wide bank of Honeysuckle and sandstone cliff.
“What the hell!” yelled Eloise. Her seatbelt tightened to a stranglehold.
The haunted mansion cast a chill shadow from above.
“The shortcut through the bootlegger’s tunnel’s here. So’s Andrew.” The twins tumbled out of the back seat, grabbing the first-aid kit and flashlight. “And Shadowman!”
On their heels, Eloise and Bethany slipped past the rune-scratched sign memorializing the 1937 cave collapse of Whisky Nicolaysen’s Speakeasy.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)
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Carrot Ranch Prompt (05/30/2022): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story behind a memorial. Is it a structure, plaque, or something else? What does it seek to remind those who view it? Go where the prompt leads!