Sunny Day on the Beach
By Teresa Smeigh January 2016
It was a hot day on the local beach and available space on the sand was starting to fill up. Lance and Sue were near the water’s edge and were just settling in when they noticed a toddler with a saggy diaper and nothing else, toddling into the water.
Finally Lance was sure the baby was alone. He scooped her up and took her to the life guard stand before something serious happened. No one came looking for a toddler.
They called beach control and the police. By the time they arrived a woman was screaming help from across the beach at the apartment house. A policewoman went over to investigate. She was the baby’s mother and she had fallen asleep and the baby let itself out.
The woman was arrested for neglect and the child taken by child services.