The sun is setting on Hickory Acres, but the park is still full of people. Some parents gather up young children and begin to head home, while others continue to enjoy the various activities. At the edge of it all is the entrance to the corn maze.
Lauren sits on the end of an unused trailer near the entrance, fiddling with an old-fashioned radio. Kara leans next to her.
"You really should be focusing on your job," Lauren repeats without looking up.
"I don't have anything to do until the next group starts. Besides, it's not like they'd fire me, their star employee."
"You're only their star employee because you don't have a life." Lauren glances up so that her friend can see the impish glint in her eyes. Kara punches her playfully.
"Hey, money's money. What time is it right now?" Lauren glances at her watch.
"We have about five minutes. At this rate, it might just be the two of us."
"Oh, they'll come," Kara says with a rueful smile. "They always come." She looks around for the beginnings of the next group to go into the maze.