Taken from Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
… but the night is an imposter. It is not soft. It does not forgive.
Shantyboat kids take to their entertainment where they can find it. When you’re born on a river, you take to it as natural as drawing a breath. For river rats like us, the water’s a home, a safe place.
Even the Depression can’t starve the river … the river’s got her own magic. She takes care of her people. Always will.
As always, more to come.