A Long Way Home

Danna Reich Colman
4 min readFeb 2, 2024

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Justin was four when he first met Allie. He knew right away that they were meant to be together, but he didn’t know how to say it. He liked everything about her, and he could tell she felt the same way about him. One day on the playground he told her that he knew they would be married someday. She shoved him, and he fell while she ran off crying.

At first Justin was proud of how pretty his best friend Allie was becoming, but as grade…

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Danna Reich Colman

Writer, author and copyeditor. “What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about” ~ J. Wright