Chapter 1 | When she was a Baby

I’m happy to have a piece of information to relay about my sister with confidence. “She can fall asleep instantly in any boat and stay asleep through anything. I think it was the only way to get her to sleep when she was a baby. My parents would bring her down to our dingy anytime she was crying.”

“Aw, that’s adorable. Is that the same with you?”

“Me? No, I hardly sleep at all. I think it’s been a couple days actually. That’s why I’m the best deckhand to have on a crew. Nobody sleeps on fishing boats, at least not ones with hard core captains, and I never sleep anyway.”

Kate says, “Jesus fuck, did I ever get your name right then.”

“You know what? If I’m not out on a fishing boat I’m on a beach around a bonfire, so yeah, I guess you did.”