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A Late Night Summons (A Dribble)

Retold by Joyce Jacobo

[Author’s Note: A 50-word dribble based on a peculiar, reportedly true tale that I once learned about in passing].

“Please hurry, Mama is sick,” a red-cloaked child begs on the doctor’s doorstep, amid the snowfall.

                The doctor rushes to save a feverish woman. He says her daughter is a hero.

                Confused, the woman responds her daughter died that Spring.

                The same red cloak hangs, completely dry, in her closet.


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