D. A. Ratliff: The Summer She Died

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The Summer She Died

D. A. Ratliff

Mindy Thomas died the summer we were eighteen. We planned a fun week at the shore after high school before we went our separate ways. That week was not supposed to end with one of us dying.

We had been best friends since grade school. Mindy, Eva, Carlie, and me, the Four Musketeers, as we called ourselves as kids but later…

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