While winter grips parts of the United States with storm warnings and rolling black-outs resulting from extremely cold temperatures, let’s escape to the beach on a summer afternoon with Eve, my main character in The Red Dress.
Eve had never been much of a swimmer, but she enjoyed walking along the water’s edge, feeling the warm sand between her bare toes and the cool waves washing over her feet.
Ashley grinned at her. “Come on in. The water’s fine.”
“We packed an extra towel, so you can get wet if you want,” said Brenda. “It’s a good thing Mark didn’t come. He’d throw you in.”
Eve laughed. “I seriously doubt that.” She studied the ocean and finally said, “Oh, what the hell.” Before she could change her mind, she waded in toward the girls. A moment later, a large wave washed over her, soaking her and nearly knocking her…
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