The stories were many and legendary, told and retold to every wide-eyed and open-mouthed youngster in town since the end of the Civil War.
They drained the old lake
After young Peterson died,
In spite of the signs.
Her parents were hippies, obviously.
Chester ignored the stupid sign. He was a twitcher, and twitchers knew not the meaning of fear.
That flash of white over by the trees.
Whatever it was she wanted to tell him couldn’t be told over the phone.
Jericho sits on the bench and looks out to sea.