After by Kristin Harmel

By Kristin Harmel

Lacey's international shatters whilst her dad is killed in a automobile coincidence. And secretly? She sounds like it's her fault. If she hadn't taken her personal candy time preparing that morning . . . good, it by no means could have occurred. Her mother wouldn't be a basket case. Her brother Logan wouldn't drink. And her little brother might nonetheless have parents.

But existence is going on no matter if you don't wish it to. And while Lacey will get the opportunity to make a distinction within the lives of a few humans in class, she jumps at it. Making lemonade out of lemons is her uniqueness. other than she didn't anticipate assembly a man like Sam. Or that usually? Lemonade could be a beautiful sour drink to swallow.

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Yeah. Yeah. Maybe I’ll—” I glanced at the clock. The bell for second period would ring in ten minutes. ” “Okay, dear. ” I pushed my way through them and out of the office, breaking into a run until I hit the front door of the school. Outside, the air was cold and bracing. In the sharp, clear morning, it was easier to see that it had simply been a dream. A vivid, nightmarish dream but a dream nonetheless. That’s all it was, I thought and hurried inside as the bell clanged. 38 Winter Falls On the way to second period, I met Jenny in the hall.

The noise level dropped a decibel. “The grant I applied for from the Board of Ed has come through. ” squealed Jenny, and she wasn’t the only one. I twisted in my seat to meet Jenny’s smiling face and clapped. Carly bounded out of her chair and joined us. ” Jenny crowed, and we all laughed. The whole class was in an uproar, shouting and whistling. I glanced over my shoulder at Jonah, who doodled absently in his notebook with a bemused grin. “Okay, quiet, everyone,” Madame Dubois called out, but it took a few minutes for everyone to return to their seats.

Other than the rapid pounding of my heart, I seemed to be okay. “No, I’m fine. ” I tried to smile. ” The secretaries clustered around me. Their motherly concern was smothering. “Yeah. Yeah. Maybe I’ll—” I glanced at the clock. The bell for second period would ring in ten minutes. ” “Okay, dear. ” I pushed my way through them and out of the office, breaking into a run until I hit the front door of the school. Outside, the air was cold and bracing. In the sharp, clear morning, it was easier to see that it had simply been a dream.

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