In this beautifully written story we learn a lot about Marion. “She liked red. It was life and love.” We also learn about other things she loves, including her garden – especially the red amaryllis. We like the small details in this story – not just wool, but “scratchy wool with a pom-pom on top”. We also appreciate the writer’s choice of words – “their eyes would snag on her baldness”. Snag is such a powerful word in this context. This story introduces us not only to Marion, but also to a young writer with great promise!
Congratulations to SK – this story is one that readers will return to again and again.