Dawn Reader

Dawn Reader
from Open Door Coffee Co.; Hudson, OH; Oct. 26, 2016

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spoon River Middle School: 51

Melanie Fly

Free Writing

Dear Mr. Stratford,

Did you tell?  ’Cause, you see, that night I ran off?  My friend’s parents came right downstairs not long after I heard the phone ring, which they never do (come downstairs—I told you that), and found me hiding behind the bed.  (I heard them coming.)
Why did they come down there?
I bet you told, didn’t you?
I thought you said we could trust you!
Can we?

Billy Kidd

Note to Buddy Charles found on the floor near desk

That new girl—that Abby West?  You seen her yet?  I reckon I’m really glad she’s grazing here in our pasture now.

P.S.—Stay away from her, pardner.  I ain’t kidding.

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