She had come for the Christmas holidays - a cousin from Australia sent over to the uncle and aunt's house while her parents sorted out a messy separation.
She was a goddess, 18, tanned, dirty blond, green eyes and Aphrodite's body carved from the sun and surf of Australia's...
I am the night ....
Captured in the silence of the night
Seized in the moment by the darkness
From dusk till dawn
Summer till autumn
The seasons of our hearts
Each tells a story of dreams
That where never realized
Hope that slowly faded with each passing season