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Names in the Sand

Annie Reed

Published by Thunder Valley Press at Smashwords

Copyright 2011 by Annie Reed

Cover photograph by the author, layout by Thunder Valley Press


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Names in the Sand

Annie Reed


Cissy wrapped her leather jacket more firmly around her shoulders and tried not to think about what the wind was doing to her hair. She'd saved up for months for a trip to the beach. She'd be damned if the cold snap was going to stop her from enjoying the sound of the surf and the sea birds, and the laughter of the few brave kids out on the sand playing keep-away with the waves.

At least the sun was out, not that it was doing all that much good to keep her warm. She'd dressed in layers, something menopausal women learned to do for self-preservation against unexpected hot flashes. She could use a good hot flash right about now. Even with the leather jacket on top of her windbreaker on top of her sweatshirt on top of her blouse, she was still freezing. If she didn't warm up soon, she'd have to give up staring at the ocean from behind the concrete retaining wall that separated the parking lot from the beach a good ten feet below, and go watch the waves from the warmth of her car.

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