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Claire M.

In memory of my best friend

When I was eight years old, I learned my very best friend was shot when a gun being cleaned in the room next to hers accidentally discharged a bullet left in the chamber that went through the wall and struck her in the chest, killing her instantly.

To this day, I can feel the empty feeling I had of never seeing her again, as if it were yesterday.

That was 58 years ago.

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