Genre: Short Story.
A mother makes a choice that will haunt her life for ever.
Marieta lifted her sleeping daughter onto the half sheet of quarter inch plywood deck, the plywood strapped tightly with clothesline around two inner tubes. Marieta leaned forward, plunged her tears-streaked face beneath the ocean surf, and with elegant, dolphin kicks, pushed the raft into the current. Although her mind screamed for her to rush, Marieta focused on technique, reserving her strength, controlling the instinct to flee in panic, and praying they would be far out to sea before Ignacio’s body was discovered.
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