“Paragraphs of information” by Sasha on her bed

Thursday July 13, 2017
5 minutes
A syllabus

When Mara starts digging, it’s the hottest day of the year. She covers herself in SPF 40 and puts on her straw hat. It was a gift from her father for her fifteenth birthday. At the time she thought it was terrible, but now it’s one of her prized possessions. Not to mention it shields her fair, freckled skin from the ridiculous heat of July in the South. By the time Tabby gets home Mara has dug a hole the size of a coffin and it freaks Tabby out so much that she screams. It’s not about the recently landscaped garden. It’s Mara covered in dirt, seemingly burying herself alive.