by Susan X Meagher
High school reunions. Nearly everyone is mildly curious
about their classmates’ fortunes, but for some, the promise
of soothing past hurts proves irresistible. Living in her
native England, Jemma had largely forgotten about her
traumatic senior year. But now that she’s back in America,
that damned invitation keeps nudging her…reminding her
of the unexplored path she’d been sure she was hers for the
Shelby hasn’t fared as well as Jemma. Or maybe she’s
just not been able to vanquish the past. No matter what has
gotten her stuck—she feels like she’s fallen into quicksand.
Maybe going to the reunion will let her connect with some
old friends, to free herself from whatever is stopping her
from living the life she was called to experience.
To most, the potential of meeting your old classmates
again promises an evening of shared memories. For Jemma
and Shelby, this reunion will change their worlds.