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one day last july
by rachel jean harding
one day last july i opened the back door and outside i spy something that looks like a turtle shell. i stare at it and puzzle for a minute—it looks exactly like a turtle shell—therefore i conclude it must be a turtle.
fear washes over me and i shut the door.
i wonder if it’s dead, i didn’t see any limbs—just shell.
then i open the door and the turtle pokes its head back inside the shell. so i slam the door shut and again feel afraid.
“what the fuck?” i think. Continue Reading »