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"Whatever happens, happens. If there was a pebble in the middle of the road, you should hope to land on something soft." This line really impacted me. Not only is it a metaphor for how some view life, but it shows that Grace is strikingly similar to my own best friend. She's not terribly reckless but generally prefers to act now and deal with consequences later. The ending, while was partially what I anticipated, still felt like a blow.
I am just stunned and awestruck at how this short story felt like a punch to the gut. This was incredibly written.
What inspired you to write this piece? Do you bike without your hands?
This gave me goosebumps. I actually thought it was a real story until I read the footnote. You are an amazing writer. :)