40 – Paperwork

‘You’re kidding, right?’

‘Most of the time, Maggie, yes, but not now.’

Maggie stared at the pile of pink boxes. ‘I’m too old for Barbies.’

‘That’s not what the lady in the store said. Besides, they’re not for you, they’re for me.’

‘You went to a shop and bought them, you didn’t poof them?’

‘I can require more if we break these, but I’m trying to do it properly.’

‘And I’m trying to do homework!’ Continue reading “40 – Paperwork”

40 – Falling

Eight Years Ago

‘I’ve always wondered what it would be like to die.’

‘Maggie, don’t you think that’s a little morbid?’

She looked up at Darren and shrugged. ‘I dunno,’ she said, ‘Chrissy in my class lost her mum, and then this, everyone says different things, makes me wonder what it’s really like.’

Katie held out her hand. ‘We should move out a little, so we can talk.’ Continue reading “40 – Falling”