When she finishes writing her Book of Scary Stories, I help her list the contents, number the pages, compile her biography for the back cover.
The author lives in London, I prompt. She has a cat called Pi. She likes…? And I like Tae Kwondo and gymnastics, she says. My best friends are . . .
At nine she is still the centre of her own universe, family and friends orbiting. Life spins within her reach; the unconquerable ‘I’, clear, beyond doubt.
what I think
‘tinted mirror’ was first published by tiny words 13.2.