By Jack Pulliam
Published: September 12, 2012.
Myra took the sharp rose thorn and pressed it into Justin's thumb. He caught his breath slightly, but would not show Myra that he was felt the pain. Smiling, Myra stabbed her own thumb with a quick thrust. Moving closer, they pressed bloody thumbs together, then their lips. “It was a kiss of youth” as Myra was ten and Justin is nine years old. “From now on they would be tied together forever.”