Douglas is an artist who returns to his childhood home with his new wife, Margaret. She wants to see the lake, unaware that Douglas' childhood sweetheart Tally drowned and the artist believes he was responsible because he was afraid of the water. As children, he remembers that Tally promised she would return if he finished the sand castle they were building. Written by
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Ray Bradbury - Host
The long hot summers of childhood surround me in photos taken along the shores of Lake Michigan. Looking at them many years ago, I remembered when I built impossible cities out of sand and discovered that the lake could be a sorrow as well as a joy. When I finished writing this story at the age 22 I was in tears, and knew that at last I had become a writer.