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sweetheartsI thought I was the last person on Earth, and then I heard a knock on the door.

“Dang,” I said aloud. “Who could that be?”

Who expects an intrusion when you’re all alone in the world and when you’re thinking about Annabelle Lee? As I’ve told you repeatedly, I met Annabelle Lee quite by chance while I was in the sixth grade, and we have been friends forever.

At least that’s the way I remember it.

I also recall that Annabelle Lee taught me how to kiss. Not the peck-on-the-cheek or slightly-on-the-lips way. I’ll leave the details to your imagination, but we kissed a lot. Continue reading ANNABELLE LEE