Tortoise Shell Glasses by James M M Baldwin
Approx. 3,880 words.
Published on March 4, 2012.
Twelve-year-old Johnny Junior had heard his father's fantastic story hundreds of times. He did not know if it was true or not, but nothing could have prepared him for the day he visited the birthplace of his father's tale. What does Johnny discover? Was his father's account accurate, or is something more sinister beneath it all?