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Slide. Fiction from Melissa St. Pierre

“Come wiss me, mommy!” 

It is the best sound I have ever heard. 

She leads us to the slide and up we climb. “Rarumpth!” It’s our dinosaur shout and we do this, giggling, as we each take BIG steps up to the top. 

I sit at the top of the slide and pull her onto my lap.

“Ready, Bug?”

“Yes!”

And off we go! 

I remember to let my heels drag along the cherry red plastic, because the friction slows us to a speed my girl finds comfortable. 

“Do it again? ...

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