Myra fell asleep exhausted after waiting for hours to hear from her son Seth who had headed to South Carolina to meet up with his friends for a weekend at the beach; he should have been there by now. Seth was the best of her three children at staying in touch and keeping her up to date on his life at college; it wasn't like him not to check in. Shortly after midnight she woke to the sound of her phone beeping, signaling that a text message had arrived. She opened her eyes long enough to read "Mom, it's amazing here, I'm fine", then she fell peacefully back to sleep. A couple hours later she was awakened by two policeman standing at her door with sober faces. They had come to notify her that her son had been killed in an auto accident around 11 PM as he swerved in an attempt to avoid a head-on collision with a truck coming toward him in the wrong lane.
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