Sunday, March 15, 2009

Excerpt: Sunday's 1-liner

On their way to the ship's bow, Julian stepped into the ladies room. She was still learning the intricacies of attending to her cycle. Like every girl since the beginning of time, she questioned nature’s perfect design. She understood the mechanics, but she cursed the pain, the embarrassment, and the incredible, lifelong inconvenience.

She exited. Dad put his arm around her as they walked up the port side of the ship. He squeezed her neck a little, rocked her as they walked as if to say, “If I could take your pain, you know I would, baby girl.” After all, as an officer of the law, he knew an injustice when he saw one, even if were crafted by Our Heavenly Father.