by Mike Bozart
A young lady repeatedly walks a North Coast (CA, USA) beach, searching for a certain semiprecious stone. She appears deranged. However, to one prestigious college graduate, Manda appears like easy prey. What happens at the 'moon garden' will completely change Ollie's life.
Approx. 2300 words.
If this tale were a movie, it would most likely be rated PG-13 (some four-letter words, crude thoughts).