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Beyond the Fence
by Jan Brown
Storms had drenched the fallen leaves now trampled beneath him, the color of wet blood. In his lonely, feverish mind, he heard her running, heaving herself over the old fence, heavy footfalls headed for the river. Was she swift enough to escape?
The answer came quickly, as he heard the dogs howl and his father howl even louder. Thank God, she made it! But with his sister gone, he alone would be left to absorb the impact of their father’s abuse.
He said a quick prayer for his sister’s new life, and his. He jumped the fence and sprinted away.
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