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RWH: The secret sits

Agnes blew on her coffee and took a tentative sip. It burned her tongue. She set the cup down on the dining room table and gazed out the window. She could see Tomas locking up the barn for the night. Marilyn sat across from her, slowly stirring a sugar cube in her cup until it

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RWH: Sand

Matilda giggled gleefully as she used her yellow plastic shovel to scoop more of the wet sand into her red bucket. When it was full, she lifted it carefully and went over to where her father was lying beneath the heat of the sun. Dark sunglasses shielded his face. Her laughter could be heard across

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RWH: Do you believe in fate?

Agnes swayed the porch swing, gently pushing her toes into the wood to keep the slow movement going. She closed her eyes, lulled by the gentle sway and the cool summer breeze. “Marilyn?” “Yes, Aggie?” “Do you believe in fate?” She opened her eyes, looking at the elder woman sitting in her wicker chair. “I

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Red Writing Hood: Henry’s P.O.V.

It didn’t surprise me one bit to find out that Agnes had been married before me. What surprised me, was to find out that she was a mother. I read David’s email several times, taking in the information he’d given and letting it simmer in my mind. I had always wanted children. But Agnes told

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Finding Agnes: Arizona

Agnes stepped off the bus, shading her eyes from the bright Arizona sun. She squinted into the distance, taking in the vast desert. She turned and faced away from the small bus station. Away from the people, away from the paved road that had brought her here. On the other side, was sand. Sand and

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