Connections Jan 2015 - Page 15

However, this time Linda didn’t believe that David had said anything inappropriate, since she felt the exact same way about the End House party. Shana said, “Who do you think you are? Who are you to say what someone should or shouldn’t be feeling? If David is hesitant about going, then he should say so.” “That’s right,” chimed in Linda. “David shouldn’t be afraid to speak his own mind in front of his friends.” “I’m sorry, but I’m also speaking my mind. I don’t want him putting unfounded doubts into everyone’s heads—before they’ve even considered it! David, I understand your concern about going to End House, but we’ll be together, and there’s really nothing to fear. I hope you’ll come, or else I won’t have anyone to hang out with.” After a long pause, David slowly nodded his head. “Okay, I’ll think about it….” After the meal Linda sat close to the others on the beach. They gazed out at the ocean while the sun set brilliantly in the distance, casting its glittering lights on the water. Each person was immersed in his or her own thoughts about End House and its unknown owner. Todd didn’t offer to identify the owner or whether he even knew who it was. And no one dared to ask. NOMINATED FOR THE TROUBLED OYSTERY BOOK AWARD CLICK HERE TO SEE WINNERS - JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENT