wasn’t very big, really. Barely taller than Mabel. A few feet on each
side, more if you included the hat.
was half-buried. Moss grew on it, along with a few species of lichen.
By the looks of things more than a few birDs had perched on it and
left their mark behind. It was just a statue. Immovable rock.
did it look so frightening?
inched a little closer to Mabel, putting a hand on her shoulder. She
reached up and gave his hand a squeeze.
my backpack at the end of the year:
three broken pencils, half an eraser, a few pieces of lead, a random piece of scratch paper, tampon wrapper, headphones, my school binders/folders, a crumpled up napkin, a candy wrapper, six energy bar wrappers, four one dollar bills, a plastic bag, a hilighter that doesn't work, two pens that don't work, forty gum wrappers