by Allegra Hyde

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“Below, Saul busied himself with the grounds and organizing the toolshed, which had become a mess. More than one hiker wandering through had seemed surprised to find a lighthouse keeper walking the grounds around the tower as if he were a hermit crab without its shell, but in fact there was a lot of maintenance required due to the way storms and salt air could wear down everything if he wasn’t vigilant. In the summer it was harder with the heat and the biting flies.”

-Jeff VanderMeer