15 Facts So Sweet They Give Us A Toothache
It was late afternoon, and the sun had been beating on my back all day. It felt like an eternity since I'd left the house. The heat was intense as it beat down from the sky, baking everything in its path. My clothes stuck to my skin and I could feel sweat pouring out of every pore. The ground around me was hard, and it made the going difficult as well. It wasn't easy traveling across the hot desert sands when you're alone, with no supplies or shelter, just your own two feet and some ragged clothing. I tried walking at night once but it only resulted in a painful sunburn. The moon was too bright to travel during the night anyway, so I spent most of each day trying not to die.
Each sunset was a welcome reprieve from the relentless burning light overhead. They gave me time to rest and think as darkness took over for an hour or two after sundown. I'd thought about my family, wondering if they were okay. And sometimes, like today, I thought about this list of fifteen facts I couldn't get out of my head. It went: