Desert Journey (Short Story)

    DESERT JOURNEY   Written by William L. Bradbury     Cory’s parents had left for the day to go shopping in the big city. He had just turned   twelve, and was bigger then the other boys his age. After he finished his chores, his   thoughts turned to his horse, and trouble-maker old Toby. It was blue skies and seventy   degrees with five miles per-hour winds. It was going to be another beautiful day. He   would call Tim. They could go riding in the desert and collect things.  There were a lot   of beer and pop cans laying around that they could recycle into money.   “Tim, would you like to, or can you go riding today?”   “Just a minute, I will ask.”   “Sure, just for a little while.”   “Great, I will pack some food and water while you are riding over see you soon.”   Cory made some sandwiches and got snacks, and some cold pop. Then he thought of   two old gunny sacks for the treasures they would find. Tim came riding up; he was   smaller then Cory but he was willing to go any place and…