a free read short story
©2007 LK Hunsaker. Smashwords Edition.
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Pausing at the sight of jagged rocks protruding above the shoreline, barely visible in the glow of the moon, Alicia shivered. A previously beautiful formation, it was now a heinous place, forbidden. She wasn’t allowed to go, to climb its slippery crevices as she had before, not since Jacob’s mom had placed the little cross at its sandy base. It had been months; how many, she wouldn’t let herself remember. After so many days of knowing exactly how many days … weeks … months he had been gone, she had forced herself to stop counting. To let go.