All the kids in my neighborhood crossed it on our way to school. Gently arched, the red, wooden bridge spanned a deep creek and made our journey through the woods safe and fun.
One summer evening, when I was 15, I met Lisa Roberts there.
As kids, we’d crossed the bridge together many times, but we’d never been there alone.
My throat felt tight.
I felt dizzy. Leaning over the railing, we watched fireflies flicker in the trees and listened to the restless murmur of the creek below.
Then I turned to Lisa and kissed her, and she kissed me.
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