THE MERMAID'S KNIGHT
Copyright © 2011 by JILL MYLES
This book is a work of fiction. The names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the writer's imagination or have been used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, actual events, locales or organizations is entirely coincidental.
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Leah Sunderland stared at her body, sprawled over the hood of her car, and all she could feel was numb. It didn’t feel like her body, seeing as how she stood on the curb a few feet away, though it was definitely her face spattered with blood under the mess of long brown hair.
Beside her, an elderly woman patted her on the arm. “Drunk drivers are the worst, aren’t they, my dear? You were so young.”
Leah pushed her thick, overlong bangs out of her eyes and just shook her head, still staring. “I don’t understand. What just happened?”
The woman cocked her head, gray curls bobbing. “Well, I’m no expert on traffic, but it looks like you had the green light, and he went ahead and plowed through anyhow. He hit you on the driver’s side at sixty miles per hour, and you not wearing your seatbelt….” The woman tsked at her.