SINS OF SUMMER

SINS OF SUMMER

Audrey Brock thought of herself as a “golden” girl. Her dream life shrouded her as the cocoon of a metamorphosing butterfly. Suddenly, everything changed. Her gorgeous, wealthy husband fell for another. Her best friend tired of her. Wine and food became a crutch. Her beautiful appearance changed into an overweight woman who no longer cared about such trivial matters as appearance. When she thought things could not get worse, her best friend arrived late one evening with a new threat. The monster who robbed her of childhood in her fifteenth year was coming again. Many years, she suffered because of him. This time, he would demand the only thing left in her life which she loved.
Audrey devised a plan with her best friend, Diana, to make him pay. After working all day creating a torture chamber, they were ready for him. It proved easy, seducing him into the designated room. Yet, as she sat watching this monster sleep, she realized that he was now old and sick. The man on the floor vulnerable before her seemed to have already paid; perhaps in many ways, she could not be sure. One thing was clear; the choice of whether to forgive or demand retribution belonged to her. She realized that she possessed the power to behave in a nobler manner. The answer to peace in the future dangled before her as a diamond glistening in the sun. Still, the prospect of revenge tempted her just as strongly.

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