Susie looked out the window, there was nothing but dunes. They climbed from the cab and Susie unpacked her blanket from her bag and the young African took out a bedroll and they both climbed onto the flatbed of the truck and lay there in silence looking up at the stars even though there weren’t many by the light of the moon.
“You tell goodbye to your parents?” asked the delivery man.
“No,” said Susie. “Only left a note.”
“It is hard to leave family behind,” he said. “I know. I do this thing long ago in my home. I leave and never say goodbye and never come back.”
“I’ll miss them, but they wouldn’t understand. And I’ll be back,” she said. She hoped.