Another episode of Bugout! from the story blog.
Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:
Jerry, the Sheriff, and Major Hobbs looked down at the fresh tire tracks, and the spots of blood next to them.
“Well, It’s pretty obvious at least one man escaped that fire fight,” Major Hobbs said.
“Let’s follow the tracks to the highway. Maybe we can tell what direction they took off,” Jerry said.
The other two men nodded, and they followed Jerry as he tracked the fresh tread marks. They could follow them plainly all the way to the road.
“Looks like they turned left,” Jerry said, looking at the Sheriff. “What’s off to the left?”
“A few ranches, and then wilderness for a lot of miles,” the Sheriff said. “If they are going that way very far, they’d be way north.”
“So if we’re lucky, whoever escaped didn’t really know where they were going. If the driver was wounded badly, we may find him up the highway,” Jerry…
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