Hitching a ride, trusting a partner, marrying the same person three times
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Robyn Oughton works as a visiting nurse. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Aura, and Sonora Review, and is forthcoming in a Crossing Press anthology of women’s writing on midlife sexuality. She lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
I pushed myself back against the rock and felt around for a handhold. When I finally got myself anchored and half turned around, the first thing I spotted, not two feet from my face, was the shoe of Manny Spaggot: one dirty old sneaker all by itself upside down on the ledge.