1940. America. The big south.
Over 10 years into the Great Depression, and still the fighting spirit of the people had not yet died, had not yet been touched by war - that would take another year.
But for now, America, though sunken and in recess, still had life and opportunity.
Karlie's life, until she was 8, had been well-off, to say the least. That was, until a fateful day in 1929, in October 1929, on a Thursday, and then a Tuesday; that stripped away millions of Americans all that they had; that triggered a global crash, sending almost everyone and everything into a state of delirium. She was not so well-off anymore, but luckily she was only a child at the time, so that the memories would sting less and innocent acceptance would come more easily.
It had not come so easily to her parents; her father, who had toiled for years and years to amass his fortune; her mother, who had abandoned her fortune for love.
The sun cracked over the hills - it was sunrise, time fo...