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The sun transformed the surface into a galaxy of sparkling stars. Carrie inhaled deeply, paddling her surfboard about, awaiting a good wave – her workday worries forgotten at the shoreline. Sizing up the next swell, she didn’t see the shadow passing beneath her.
A nearby splash brought her reverie up short. Squinting against the glare, she missed the sinuous shape that crested and slipped beneath the surface. An abrupt countercurrent swept past her exposed foot and Carrie shivered, now fully alert.
Spotting the onrushing fin, a scream hitched in her throat.
The dolphin seemed to be smiling as it slid past.