A Letter for Caleb

Everyone had always assumed she and Caleb would fall in love, which made sense. After all, they did everything together. Caleb lived on the corner of Maple and Vine, and she lived on Vine and Goodsend, only a mile down the road. Most days, she would walk over with her older sister in the afternoon, when the sun was least forgiving, so her sister could escape upstairs to gossip with his sister and she and Caleb could play pirates. They rode their bikes together to and from school. Teachers didn’t let them sit next to one another because they wouldn’t pay attention, too absorbed by one another. She played basketball and he…