Written for S&H Big Bang 2014: SH Present Tense.
Cover art by Nicky Gabriel.
Twelve-year-old Carlotta's young life has already had enough hard knocks to toughen her outlook on life. Her father died in jail and her mom left her to be raised by her grandmother, her Abuela Mila--the one bright spot in her difficult life. The cynicism she wears like armor makes Carlotta suspicious of the worn-out looking gardener-dude she refers to as "old Hutchinson" who spends a little too much time with her abuela talking about the old days. After a Google-search turns up some surprising information about Hutchinson's history, things take an even stranger turn when Carlotta sees something she never anticipated.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Art, Big Bang 2014
Warnings: Major Character Death
Wordcount: 6371 - Hits: 1124
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/19/2014 - Last Updated: 03/19/2014