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Touching story Justin. Your choice to tell it from the viewpoint of an accidental bystander really highlights how far-reaching the emotional effects of an incident like this can be.

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Wow. Everything about this story radiated heat: hot car, hot emotions, the dryer at the end. So intense. πŸ”₯

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Wow, Justin. Just wow.

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Great story, Justin. So glad I discovered you here on Notes.

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Aug 2Liked by Justin Deming

I kept waiting, for the surprise, the twist in the ending. It didn’t happen. There’s a surprise and a good one because the impact of is strong and dare I suggest a message: that we are, indeed, all intimately interconnected.

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I lived your short story. From the first words, I was wondering if she were in Texas, land of the 110 in the shade.

You did a great job with the description, even down to the "I should have ordered it on Amazon."

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Great story.

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Another gripping human saga. Well done.

We went to Vermont and New Hampshire on vacation last year. Riding bikes across lake Champlain on a converted railway was a Vermont highlight. Both beautiful states and short drives.

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Aug 1Liked by Justin Deming

Wow another great emotional story!! Sad to think that these types of events are really happening in our world!

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My heart was in my mouth throughout, Justin. Another powerful read!

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Wow, Justin. My heart was pounding. Thank you.

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What a story, Justin! Beautifully conceived. Please add a photo of the mother of this baby being led away in handcuffs.

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Woah. This was traumatic even for me as a bystander to the bystander. 😰 Powerful story, Justin.

Enjoy your time in Vermont! I'll wave to you from New Hampshire, the other side of the diagonally cut sandwich our two states make on a map. 😊

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Yikes! I love your details here, like the F-o-t-L wrapped fist on a shirtless guy, and that Rita forgot what she came for. Glad they were in time.

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Jul 31Liked by Justin Deming

Wow, gripping to say the least. As usual, wonderful writing Justin!

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