The Great Storm of 1774

(COMPLETED) Read along as 15 year old Angelica Lexington is left alone to take care of her four younger siblings at the height of the revolution, in Georgia. She looks back on her life through her vivid and inspiring writing. Yellow for death, disease and injury.

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3. The Paradox of Time

"I have to go." He had said, my eyes beginning to well up with tears. I asked him what he had meant.

"I must go fight in the war. I must leave in a month-or-so's time." There was a long pause.

"Angelica. You must look after the children. Your mother writes it all here." 

 

I remember so distinctly. My father had held up a piece of crinkled paper. I could tell it had been handled many times. Flipped over, and thought about. And there is was, the ink beginning to run in the rain. It had been just a minute ago, I was sitting in that room, peacefully. But now, just a minute later, I was standing speechless, as endless thoughts fluttered through my mind. 

 

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