A drabble (100 word flash fiction)
Into the Desert
Looking over her shoulder to be sure no one was following, she stepped into the desert. She needed solitude, space. To walk. She needed extremes. She needed challenges. This time of year it was mild during the day but at night the temperature would drop quickly. Below freezing. The wind would be relentless, never stopping, just pausing to gather energy for high gusts, which could blow her over as they kicked up sand and created blinding whiteouts. But she was ready, bandana already tied around her neck, glasses on, and a winter skullcap keeping her hair down. It was time.