“Do not become so attached to any one belief
that you cannot see past it to another possibility.”
– Christopher Paolini, American Author
The image of Cheryl’s face below the surface of the water haunts my memory. The eyes filled with terror. The hand reaching up – fingertips just breaking the surface of the water. The orange sundress billowing out around her body. Bubbles of air coming from her mouth and nose as she screams silently for help. She seems, in that moment, suspended in time.
“We’re not supposed to cut through the old farm yard!”
“Why not,” I asked.
“Yeah, why not?” came the response from Charlene’s younger sister, Cheryl.
“You know darn well,” snapped C...
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