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Sink or Swim

“Why are they having all that awful fun?” Louisa hissed, standing before their hotel window overlooking the pool. Hands over her ears, she could still hear sharp screams of pre-pubescent pleasure, slaps against the surface of the pool, parents yelling, some with slurred voices. She flicked off the light and threw herself down alongside Everett. Unmoved, he sat quietly on the glossy blue quilt. Sinking…

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