The cabin was tucked away in the wilderness, which was exactly what they wanted. Disenchanted with the city, Emily and her husband chose to abandon their upscale condo, demanding careers, and sophisticated lifestyle in search of a modest existence. And that simple life could be found in these foothills, miles away from anything considered urban or modern.

But it wasn’t very long before she felt buyer’s remorse. Emily had willingly agreed to the electric fence, deadbolts, surveillance cameras, and high-tech alarm system, but she assumed her spouse’s intentions were to keep strangers out. Not keep her locked in.




Adrian S. Potter writes poetry and short fiction. He is the author of the fiction chapbook Survival Notes (Červená Barva Press, 2008) and winner of the 2010 Southern Illinois Writers Guild Poetry Contest. Some publication credits include North American Review, Jet Fuel Review, Obsidian and Kansas City Voices. He blogs, sometimes, at adrianspotter.com.