Real life is interfering with the schedule. I’ll post the story this morning, and hope I can add another post at noon when the story normally goes up.
The Lantern in the Tower
by Elizabeth Cheatham Walton
Chapter 2: Shadows on the Wall
Patty started out, far up the beach where the white foam could not possibly touch her shoes. She sank into the sand. Slowly she pulled one foot out and then the other, plodding heavily along close to the great dunes that lined the beach above the high tide mark.
“This will never do,” thought Patty. “I’ll get there tomorrow at this rate.”
Down toward the sea she went, closer and closer to the scallops of foam, but the sand remained soft and dry. As she put each foot forward, the heel sank deep, followed by the instep and the toe.
“What is the matter?’ thought Patty; then she knew.