“Usually what people ask when they come to sit next to me on the bench is if I am sad about Father. Sometimes I nod and say yes and let them give me sympathy and share their sweets if they have any, even though all there is left of Father now in my head is a dark shape with a blur where the face should be and the stack of Pointless Creations in the little box room.”
“But after a while, I get bored of taking sympathy because of Father, so instead, when someone comes to ask me what’s wrong, I do another story. Like, sometimes I’m sad because my uncle lost his job or another day it’s because my baby brother had to go into hospital. Telling these stories makes me feel better, but it also makes me sad in another way because I get jealous of the me inside the new problem and I want it to be my problem too.”
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Open to a random page.
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