THE NOCTURNE

by Steve Gerlach

The fires were raging through Washington State. Nothing could withstand the fury. Easton, Lavender and Nelson lay in ruins. There was only one thing left to do now the fires had taken hold…

Flee.

THE BUS

A handful of residents from Ronald take a school bus, grab all the worldly possessions they can hold and escape the flames as the fires near their town.

THE CADILLAC

Donna and Kurt are camping in the Wenatchee National Forest when they hear the news. They need to get back to Ellensberg before the fires cut them off. They need to leave – pronto.

“In the distance the dancing red curtain of flame and destruction rose into the night sky.”

And then the sheriff detours them…

Detoured onto a little-used and winding backroad that no one knows. Nobody knew what lay ahead – only what was behind them.

They were all fleeing from hell.

And they arrived someplace worse…