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The Stones of Sorrow Lake
a story by Brenda Peynado

I pressed my face to the car window to see Jackson’s hometown, the place we’ d spent all our money moving to after graduation, the place we would be stuck in. It was June, the month of green. Willows everywhere wept over houses and cars and one little girl riding her bicycle. Wind from the lake fanned over waving cornfields, and when the road got close to the waterfront, the lake shone brightly over the town. Instead of sand, the shore was made of smooth stones, both large and small. Townspeople were standing at the shore . . .

 COMING 6/6: AN ESSAY BY MELISA CAHNMANN-TAYLOR 

 
 








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