Ellen hopped off her bicycle seat and planted both feet on the ground. Jeff caught up with her. “You okay?”
Looking down the road, Ellen said, “It’s like an enchanted forest.”
“More like haunted, I’d say. Look at those tree limbs up ahead. They’re like tentacles that will reach out and grab you if you try to pass.”
“You’re crazy,” Ellen said, jumping up on her bike and cycling down the road.
Grabbing his smartphone, Jeff snapped a picture as Ellen rode away. But when he looked to see how it turned out, Ellen was missing from the image.
Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Image credit: Trevor Cole.