Paige watched with wide eyes as her friend was ushered into a cage with iron bars jagged with rust. An iron arm swung the cage over the edge of the filthy fishing boat. Paige pressed her hands together, her eyes welling with panic. โ€No, please!โ€ she pleaded. โ€œShe...

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of my fatherโ€™s death, taken away by a single, senseless act. It just so happens that today is also my birthday. Heโ€™d been working late. As he often did, regardless of birthdays or holidays. I understood it was a painful memory...

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