It was the hottest summer on record and everything was seeing the damage. This included Natalie Velt, who walked by herself through the open fields of her families farms pondering her problems.
The sun was ruthless, heat stacking every part of her body leaving ever reddening strips where the light had viciously licked her skin. The dry leaves rattled on the trees like static as the wind tried desperately to cool off the scortched landscape. Hair whipped around her face stinging her cheeks yet she felt nothing.
Natalie walked as if in a trance through the grain that clicked together like river reeds as she passed through their rows. She didn’t care how she got there or even know where there was. It didn’t matter as long as it was anywhere but here.