Copyright 2012 by David Lafleche. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be quoted without express permission from the author.
This is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and events depicted in this story, and any actual person alive or dead, is purely coincidental.
“Attention class,” the teacher said. “It is with mixed emotions that I must make this announcement: our star pupil, Caroline Pedersen, will be leaving Rhode Island School for the Blind, effective immediately.”
The classroom was immediately abuzz with comments: some excited, some disappointed. Finally, one student had the courage to blurt out, “Why?”
Because Naomi needs help, that’s why, Caroline thought.
Caroline stood up, and made her way to the front. She knew this place like the back of her hand, even though she had moved here only a few years earlier. She was the best navigator in the school, and often tutored other students in their mobility training. Those students would certainly miss her the most.
“To put it bluntly, I’ve got plans,” she answered. “I still remember my second day in school, in my Braille class back in...
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