Chapter Excerpt


In one moment

it is over.

In one moment

it is gone.

The morning grows

thin, gray

and our lives—

how they were—

have vanished.

Our lives have


when I walk

in on Lizzie

my sister

holding a shotgun.

She fingers the


Looks up.

My sister.

My sister just looks

up at me.


the trigger

of that gun.

© 2010 Carol Lynch Williams

Excerpted from Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
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