Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

The End of Innocence

A teenage encounter casts a mighty spell.

Photo by the author.

A field of summer grasses stretches on both sides of the narrow footpath, the goldenrod rustles gently, spilling it seed. Ahead I can hear the surf cascading over seaweed-covered rocks, swirling white foam forward then pulling it back — a peaceful rhythm that soothes me.

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Nancy Peckenham

Nancy Peckenham

Journalist, editor, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, adventurer, history-lover. Editor of Crow’s Feet