This is Jessica.
She is Cayce’s older sister, who was one of my childhood friends & fellow classmates. She was 3 whole years older than me, but she didn’t seem to know that when it came to friendship.
She (and her glorious hair) became my object of worship. I loved that girl; she was second only to Ariel as the mermaid queen of my heart.
She was only 10 years old the day she died; I’m the only one who saw it happen.
August 18, 1995 — 19 years ago today. With Cayce’s permission, this is our story.*
Summer was drawing to a close in Whitefish, Montana. I was soaking up all the lake days with my friends that I could, but there was one particular, special, day that I was looking forward to.
Swimming Pool on the Mountain Day.
My mom was planning on attending a Big…
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