Read “Independence Day,” My Short Story In This Month’s News and Views

On a Wednesday night, Selena Epting wanted nothing more than to simply get home and plop into bed after a long day’s work.  However, the next day she planned to host a birthday party for her niece, and, as would most of us, she waited until the last minute to buy the necessities.  Thus, Selena found herself in a dark, wet parking lot with a man thrusting a knife at her and suggesting inexcusable acts.  However, a hero emerges, someone ready to take on the perpetrator, but it’s not who you’d expect, and there’s no guarantee the rescue will succeed.  Furthermore, even if Selena survives the horrific encounter, how will it affect her life?

To learn of Selena’s fate, read “Independence Day” in this month’s issue of News and Views for the Young at Heart.

News & Views for the Young at Heart is a free periodical that can be found at virtually any Bloomington-Normal medical facility.  You can also pick it up at the following locations:

-Sud’s Subaru
-Busey Bank on Fort Jesse
-Kroger on the corner of Landmark and Visa
-Commerce Bank on the corner of Towanda and College
-Tuffy Muffler on Vernon
-Kmart behind Kep’s Restaurant on IAA Drive
-Eastland Mall at the main door between JC Penny and Macy’s
-Kroger on Oakland Avenue
-Jewel-Osco on Veterans Parkway
-Kroger on Main Street
-Bloomington Public Library
-Drop Off Laundry on Main Street, across from Kroger

Or, if you live in the Peoria area, secure a copy at:

-CVS Pharmacies
-Borders at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie
-Save-a-Lot grocery store in Peoria Heights
-Hospital lobbies
-Barnato Pharmacy at Cub Foods in Peoria
-Kmart in Morton
-Methodist Atrium Building in Peoria
-Peoria Heights Library

The Peoria edition is also in most doctors’ offices and pharmacies in Pekin, Morton, Chillicothe, Lacon, Farmington, Canton, East Peoria, and Eureka.

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