Friday Fictioneer: The Grapevine

PHOTO PROMPT -© Dawn Q. Landau

PHOTO PROMPT -© Dawn Q. Landau

My life depended on her advice. I couldn’t travel 72 miles southeast, nor send a message for fear of spies.

Instead I walked the rails northwest to cross paths with the paddler.

We spoke casually. I dare not say more, he keeps no secretes.

The peddler does not travel in a straight line, but by the needs of those who buy his goods.

He stopped to water his horse and told William we had spoken; William told Shawn as he delivered gain; Shawn told Rose the seamstress; she told Khalid.

Khalid told his sister.

My friend arrived by morning train.

The End

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