was still... so still... when I reached her in the water. She was peaceful
and majestic - more so against the turmoil in my heart - when I put her
gently down upon that bed of sand where but a few moments ago - we had
frolicked and joked together.
stood there, screaming and howling with that despair which eats away everything
you are, and all that you were ever likely to be. My Vanessa was lost...
and with her - my life!"
turned away. I could not bear to see
my honey, without life and soul...
...without breath upon her lips!"
"It was then I heard it...
|...a choking scream - a single word: 'Larry!'"|
|"I turned to look, body trembling, to see through tear-blind eyes: my woman... mouth wide and spurting water as she screamed my name aloud!"|
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|(c) Vanessa Summers, Larry Legg, & Lightscape 1998|