ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XI

  Star pulled the remains of the arrow shaft from Val’s wound gently, but steadily. There was little blood, which surprised her. The boy grimaced with pain but only after she used the alcohol and Kleenex to swab the area clean of congealed blood. She looked at the two wounds, which didn’t look that bad…

ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XI

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