The Raider Wire

Needle to the Heart

As his mother threads the needle for a quilt of his life, young James endangers himself on the frugal frontier of a nation at the expense of his mother’s symbolic gift.

October 28, 2014

She ran her needle through the fabric, molding the pieces of his growing life together one fluid dip of her wrist at a time. The heavy sun held itself protectively above her, radiating heat upon her infant’s needlework gift. The point pierced unseen holes in the fabric as the young boy pierced...

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