Something Wicked This Way Thumbs
by K. A. Williams
I knew better than to pick up a hitchhiker. But she looked so young
I stopped the car, and she opened the passenger door.
Then I heard a laugh in my ear. A man stood at my open window
pointing a gun in my face.
"You was so busy looking at Sherry, you never noticed me
hiding in the ditch. Get out of the car. Now!"
I did and watched them drive away.
Of course what they didn't know was that I was a hitchhiker, too,
and had stolen the car myself. Its owner was in the trunk.
This Way Thumbs” was originally published in 2021 in Trembling With Fear.
K. A. Williams lives in North Carolina and writes
speculative, mystery/crime, general fiction, and poetry. Over 250 stories and
poems have appeared in many magazines, including Yellow Mama, Black
Petals, Mysterical-E, Aphelion, and The Sirens Call.
now has a Facebook page where you can read some of her stories and follow links
to her self-published ebooks.
from writing, K. A. enjoys music (mostly '70s and
'80s rock), CYOA and word games.