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He risked his life to live.

by MicroAuthor on December 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

7th SIX of my Novel in SIXes.

Ryan counted to six, single handedly.
Thumb, index, middle, ring, pinky, thumb.
He counted like a Latino counts.
Six seconds. A lifetime when falling.
Crossed arms. Pointed feet. Deep breath.
The Bridge of the Americas. Fitting.
He risked his life to live.


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