A really enjoyable short story. I was curious from very early on as how this might turn out and what was this 'Toss" even? I'm very much a fan of Claudio's writing and this demonstrated again how beautifully he can weave a story. He makes characters come alive and and there are layers of lessons within. A great example of how life's turns can be not so easy to see when in the midst of choices but clear as day in hindsight. Toss could see such a choice point in the moment and that sets him apart. Good for young Toss and Jasmine and Pa. I'd like to read more but I imagine it will all turn out as it is meant to in the end.
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