Jessie felt sick as she hung up the phone. She knew the call was coming and was sure of the horrible news it would bring. She also knew if she had not followed her instincts the night before, she too would be part of the headlines in tomorrow's paper.
After the drive-inn last night, some of Jessie' s friends had asked her to head to Littleton for pizza. She knew it was only a 30-minute drive, but something in the pit of her stomach told her not to go. She had learned long ago to trust her instincts or live with the consequences. Jessie made up an excuse of not feeling well and called home for a ride. She could never tell anyone how she knew certain things. That was one of the reasons Jessie's parents had moved the family halfway across the country this spring. They all needed a fresh start.