“Where the bloody hell are they?”
Like Smith, Parish wondered the same. Studying the empty settlement, he felt hairs on the back of his neck rise.
Carved into the tree one word: Croatoan.
Word Count: 33
Author’s Note: Written in response to ThainInVain challenge to open a favorite book to page 33 and write a 33 word story about the first proper noun (person, place, thing) on the page. The book: America – The Last Best Hope, Volume 1, by William J. Bennett. Page 33 – first noun is settlement. Thanks to ThainInVain for hosting the weekly flash fiction challenge. Her blog can be found here.