Lesson One

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Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction, 2014 ▪ Winner

J. Preston Witt

Lesson One



After our worksheets in Greek and Latin root-words, Father announced that Brandon and I would begin training as lifeguards. That got us excited. We always passed by the public pool on the way into town. Seated up high with their sunglasses and red swimsuits, the lifeguards looked strong and important. We wanted to be strong and important.
  “A drowning person will panic,” he said. “They will do anything to . . .
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