”Last Brigde Burned” is a short story by Ron Rash from 2018. The short story begins one night when Carlyle, working late at his own gas-station-shop, sees a woman knocking on the door outside of his shop.
At first, he doesn’t let her in. Times goes by, Carlyle has finished cleaning, she is still outside, although Carlyle has informed her twice that the store is closed. When he asks the woman what she wants, she is disoriented.
Then Carlyle helps the woman by letting her stay the night at his place and buys her a bus ticket the next morning. In the end the whole episode turns out to be a flashback. Two years later, Carlyle finds out that the woman is a famous singer.