The Statute of Limitations
Roughly five years after the accident (gravity should have etched such a pivotal date in her memory, but the actual date escaped her now), she returned to the scene. Incommunicable fear of what had happened led to her irrational aversion and avoidance of the place despite its proximity to her home, where she found herself spending almost all of her time. Here, in the cold blinding sun of a vernal morning, it hardly seemed the same place. The creak of a rusting chain swing carried in the cool breeze, and only the impression of a memory lingered on her conscience.