Six Sentence Story: Quarter
“Heading to the store, be right back,” were the last words Shay heard from Rio.
It was three months ago to the day, a full quarter of the year, when Rio left on a supply run.
He had joked about it like they always did; supply runs were pretty routine by then, considering the two of them had been running them every week ever since…
Rio never returned, and despite searching, Shay never found any signs of him or where he may have gone.
There was no indication that Rio had ever made it to the abandoned, stripped bare grocery store, and Shay had to assume the worst; Rio was probably dead, or worse.
Rio could be one of them now.