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“Wissahickon” by Julie Odell

A new short story by Julie Odell in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.

A new short story by Julie Odell in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine:


Wissahickonby Julie Odell 

In her seventeenth summer, she came here often with her girlfriends, wandered through the woods in flip-flops until they found Devil’s Pool, where they’d swim in bikini tops and cut off shorts, lie in the sun and watch the boys dive off the rocks. She was skinny and long-haired then, and it was the most free she’d ever be, the water always cool, inviting her into its darkness, enveloping her like a cape. Two years later, she was pregnant with him.

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