by Maxi Malone
Lloyd Robinson, Jr. should not have…
…answered the door. Only the 13 year-old couldn’t imagine that the woman on the other side would mean him any harm. She said she was looking for someone, he replied that person didn’t live there.
Lloyd Sr. then came to the door and told her the same.
Suddenly—without warning—a man rushed from the side of the house and fired two shots through the glass sliding doors. One bullet slid across the dad’s arm; Jr. wasn’t so lucky. He dropped where he stood … a bullet in the face.
“Just the slightest glimpse at his picture … you know, his smell on his clothes, and you know, it’s a total, total breakdown for me,” says his dad. “No parent should have to bury his child.”
Is this the world we live in today? Can our children not even answer the door? Must we have peepholes everywhere?
Lloyd Jr. was a good, sweet, loving child … must the good always die young?
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
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