Sophie's Misfortune"Will you run away with me?"More Like This
I hadn't expected him to say yes.
We were far from home before I had the courage to ask why.
"Haven't you anything back there?"
"Yes. But I want something more."
We mostly lived in an old trapper's hut in the woods. I swept it every day but I could never get the floor clean. There was blood on the bedroom wall. I think the trapper killed something here. I hope it was an animal.
I meet an old woman among the trees one day. She is dressed in ragged brown with a brilliant gold locket around her neck. She says she can read my palm. I am skeptical. She takes it anyway.
"Your name is Sophie," she says.
"You want Luke to love you."
"Come back here tomorrow and I'll tell you more."
We eat baked beans again that night.
This time she takes me to a clearing and we sit on the grass. She takes my hand again. I can't take my eyes off her locket. It's engraved with S. S for Sophie. I wonder at the coincidence.
"I can tell your future," she says