CHANNILLO

Chapter Seven
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I arrived in Ruidoso, New Mexico five days later. At first, I had taken the highway and driven at random. You see, I wasn’t fully convinced that I was really going to disappear, or whether I’d just keep driving until I ended back at Beth’s house. I spent a few days at a motel somewhere in between. The woman behind the manager’s desk, eyed me carefully as she handed me my keys. I resisted the urge to smile and make her like me. Instead, I looked her in the eyes until she looked away. That first night had been a cool night; the air smelled rich like overturned soil. The streetlights in the parking lot cast everything in a pumpkin orange glow, and I took as many deep breaths as I could before I reached the hotel door. My room was located on the second floor, and as I walked down t...

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