Chapter 5 – Entry #37

Nadia gave Ilona a stern look and then continued. “Would you stop commenting, please? I know it was stupid, but at the time, it was very flattering. Anyway, at some point, we were out of earshot of the party and the only sounds were our voices and the waves. There was a tall pole sticking up out of the sand on the beach. I don’t know why it was there, but there it was. Before I knew what was happening, he pushed me up against it and started to kiss me. As I recall, it wasn’t all that distasteful, but I wasn’t ready for it.”

Ilona stared, disbelieving, at her mother.