Every time Billy looked out his front sliding-glass door, he saw the ugly, gray LA winter afternoon move that much closer to dark. A noticeable difference each time. Then he laughed, and chastised himself out loud, saying, ‘What did we think, Billy Boy, that sunset would change its mind and break with tradition just this one night?’
He looked out again, hiding behind his curtain and wrapping it around himself as he leaned in front of the glass.
The little girl was still there.
‘We know what this means,’ he said. ‘Don’t we?’
But he didn’t answer himself. Because he did know. So there was really no need to belabor the conversation …
That’s almost the perfect beginning for me. There are so many unanswered questions, right there, in those first few lines, that to close the cover, put the book back on the shelf and walk away, just isn’t an option!
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