Because of Blood (also, sometimes called Cedar Creek) is a story my grandmother told me when I was in college. She wrote about it in a letter. The story is about what one teenage girl does in order to continue to practice the thing she loved. It is a true story, about a real girl and the result of misguided thinking.
I was thinking about the story today because I recorded it for the first time, just sitting here at my desk with one of my cats on my lap, remembering that letter, picturing the place where the events happened, and the cemetery just down the road from where I now live.
You can listen to the story on my podbean page: