Riley McCoy, the girl who can’t go out in the sun

Have you ever truly considered the sunset?

Riley McCoy has. When you think about it, the sun doesn’t set at all. It doesn’t drop or recede. The sun is fixed and relentless to the point that, every evening, the earth turns away.

Riley is 17, trying her best to have a typical senior year in high school. Her life is too dependent on the bend of the horizon, the reach of ultraviolet rays and the danger of the sun.

Every day, Riley waits as the Earth rotates east. She gazes through tinted windows at the unyielding ball of fire that could kill her if her timing isn’t right. She has never been allowed to see a sunset without some sort of shield or felt the sun’s warmth on her skin.

She is afraid of untinted windows.

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2017-09-19T21:27:37+00:00