Chapter: The Attic Revealed

I spooned another bite of spaghetti into my mouth. I kept my eyes down on my plate. I was too anxious to eat, but I kept spiraling spaghetti on my fork, watching the noodles circle around and around. “Mom,” I finally said, “I know about the shoes.” “What?” her spoon fell on her plate. I […]

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Chapter: Grandma’s Ballet Shoes

The floorboards started moving underneath me. A hand grabbed mine. I rubbed my head and looked around. The attic was gone and I was laying down on a stage, the music to my favorite ballet, Cinderella, playing in the background. I blinked rapidly. The audience, dressed in vintage clothing, covered their mouths and whispered. Dancers […]

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Chapter: The House

She said, “This one is yours,” and led me into a small room that had a large window on one wall with a sitting bench in front of it. I walked over to the window, put one knee on the bench and looked out. Bright blue skies stared back at me as I looked around. […]

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