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In the Watchful Eye of Two Women

A short story about childhood

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I brought a towel and sunblock only”, is what I told the caretaker when I preferred not to go to the water park. For the rest of the day, I stayed with the steward, who lingered behind. I hoped I stayed with the one I liked.

In the 2000s, during my adolescence, after school, I stayed at a care center run by the church. My parents…

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