Poppies for Amelia - A Story Shares Original

  • Chapter 1

  • The Crash

  • Nash

    The car came out of nowhere.

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  • I swerved to miss it, crashing through the neighbor's fence instead.

  • I was only four houses away from home.

  • Four houses away from having my father's truck back safe and sound.

  • Nash

    All I know is that if I hadn't been distracted by my thoughts at that very moment, I never would have met Saul Leiberman.

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  • I knew Mr. Leiberman from walking by his house for the last two years, going to and from school.

  • We had never even spoken.

  • Most days the old man was outside, tending to his yard and flower garden.

  • The same flower's that were currently crushed beneath the tires of my father's old, beat up Chevy.

  • Pieces of the white picket fence I'd busted through were scattered all around.

  • I could tell this didn't make the old man happy.

  • He came rushing out the front door, his face red and his eyes all squinty.

  • Nash

    Age spots dotted his bald head.

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  • His long, pointed nose turned down into a white mustache, and his goatee matched his bushy eyebrows.

  • His dark brown eyes were brimming with anger.

  • He was gesturing and speaking in a different language.

  • As he got closer to me, he switched to English.

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    Mr. Leiberman

    “My flowers!