Shades of shadows blend with an unforecasted gust rattling the living room windows as Vera enters the house, the door slams behind her. Goosebumps poke through her sun-kissed skin with the shake of her chin, trembling within. My knees knock one against the other—what a pleasant surprise. But before sunrise? I slice air for the right words. If any there be, the language escapes me.
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