Character: Jane

Book: The Thirteenth Orphan

Author:  Christine Chaundler

26 writer: Anna Dewis 



Jane believes in fairies. She also longs for a mother. When strangers visit her school and decide to adopt her, both passions converge with startling results.





No, I am Jasmine

I belong, at last

No longer other



I breathe union

Greedily inhale your name

Nestle in your plump folds



I forgive old hatreds

Relegate the tall stool

Drown black dreams



I see fairies

Love-in-the-grime survivalists

A fountainhead of unravelling



I went far, far away

To come home

Not a number. I am me

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