But when the creatures at last turned to him, smiling widely with human teeth, eyes pale pinpricks in their narrow faces, the truth washed over him, as cold and bitter as a bucket of ice water thrown over his head to wake him, the uneasiness he’d felt when his name was called to walk the path multiplied by a thousand. Fractured images flooded his brain at top speed, and he understood his mothers strangled gasp as he was chosen was not of pride. 

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They walked the path because they had always walked the path.

This year there were nine children, swallowed in coats of gray, slogging through drifts of soft, powdered snow as the bald trees stood sentinel. They had come a long way, almost halfway up the mountain, yet still the path twisted forward into the distance as far as they could see.

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I always found driving peaceful. There’s something almost serene about just cruising along at a steady pace down a long strip of road. Coincidentally that’s exactly what I was doing on this cool September night.A little road trip I’ve been planning for awhile set me straight in the middle of rural Kansas. I don’t usually frequent the open country like this, I’m more of a city person.If you saw my car you wouldn’t be surprised. A 2015 Toyota Camry, she isn’t exactly an off-roading machine, but she gets me where I need to go.

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