I could feel the warm glow on my cheek where the twig had slapped me. I rubbed it. Was I going to get a welt?
Wiping away that unbidden tear – I was sure it was from the pain of the slap not something else – I continued on my way.
“Damn” was right. In fact, it felt too weak for the turmoil surging through my brain.
I pushed another leafless branch out of my way, but was careful this time that it didn’t slip and smack me as the last one had.
I was going to my little private spot on the ridge. “Private”, though it was the worst kept secret in the village.
Perhaps even worse than my love for Anita. Continue reading