“Hard to believe.”
Joe sat on the patio beside his brother, Jim, sipping coffee. “Things like that just don’t happen here.”
“Everyone always says that. Until it happens.”
“Yeah, I guess you’re right.” Joe folded his arms across the table. “You know what’s really hard to take?”
“We should have seen this coming. The signs were all there.”
Jim rested his chin on his closed fist. “Something else everyone says after the fact. It’s just not something anyone around here would even consider.”
Joe nodded. “But still. A subdivision through here? It’s destroyed the beauty of this place."
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