Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi.
Broken Stone In Duchesne County
Creed Rykel Archibald – Westminster College – 2009
After the cabin, Dave offered to show us around the rest of the property. I wanted to just load up the free furniture and head out, but I couldn’t refuse, because Dave was being so nice and gentlemanly. We went past the doublewide. I could see the TV on in there and figured it must be his wife, but he didn’t offer to introduce us, and she didn’t come out, so we just passed by. Dave led us out into the desert a bit. The sun was completely down now, and the stars were emerging. We walked a few minutes until we couldn’t see the lights of the house anymore. Dave showed us his fire pit and his favorite boulders. Seth told me later that Dave was one of the nicest guys he had ever met but that during the hike he thought Dave might be taking us out into the desert to kill us. It
Finally we came back to the doublewide. It had a nice, big porch built onto the front of it. Dave’s wife was on the porch with three greyhounds. I noticed the porch had rocks all over it. The railing around the porch was lined with rocks as well. Dave’s wife was frantic and moved quick compared to Dave. She kept forming a tunnel with her legs and letting the greyhounds run through the tunnel as she rubbed her hands down their skinny backs. When we approached she yelled out in a very friendly but sardonic voice,