The Swing

Memory 074

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Only a tiny hint of surprise registered on Prudence's face when I joined her on the swing set.

“I didn't peg you as someone who plays on a swing when on vacation,” I told her.

“I don't play on swings,” Prudence replied without taking her eyes off the young sunset. “And I'm not on vacation.”

“You haven't turned up in my last few nighttime activities, I thought you were—”

“I'm not going back.”

“I understand saving lives for charity can be exhausting.”

Prudence turned to me, her eyes lacking any warmth. “I don't want money. My adventure nights are over.”


Prudence also appears in the novel I Killed My Friends and It Thrilled Me.