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A Gandy Girl

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The Other Book - Roe Horvat

Joel stood by the table, his back to me, bent and curled down low enough so he could fit into my mother’s ambitious embrace. She was petting his hair, soothing. Her eyes met mine over his shoulder, and she smiled a sad smile. I blinked and backed off noiselessly into the kitchen.

My mother was a witch. There was no other explanation.