By Laura Ruby
"If i actually desired to open up, i might confess that i actually am the liar every body believes I am." High-school junior Tola Riley has eco-friendly hair, a nostril ring, an angle challenge, and a passion for fairy stories, that are a good get away from actual lifestyles. each person thinks she's loopy; each person says so. everybody other than Mr. Mymer, her artwork instructor. He will get her work and we could her hand around in the paintings room in the course of lonely lunch classes. yet then rumors begin flying and Tola is unexpectedly the heart of a scandal. the complete city is judging her—even her kin. whilst Mr. Mymer is suspended for what everybody thinks is an affair, she has no selection yet to wreck her silence. Fairy stories will not support her this time . . . so how can she inform the reality? And, extra importantly, will a person think her?
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Over and over. Nothing happened with Mr. Mymer, at least not the way people think. That I know who the “witness” is; that to her, I’m just another game. But nobody cares. Not June, who is back to texting who-knows-who on her stupid phone. Not even my own mother. But if I were to explain again, I would blame Georges and Gustav. In other words, it’s the artists’ fault. It’s always the artists’ fault. First, Georges. As in Georges-Pierre Seurat. French painter, born December 2, 1859, died just thirty-one years later from “meningitis, pneumonia, angina, and/or diphtheria,” according to the little pamphlet I picked up at the Museum of Modern Art in the city.
Yeah, birds. The only weird thing about the dream was her feet. She didn’t have human feet. She had bird’s feet. ” “It makes sense, though. The bird’s feet, I mean. In the original ‘Cinderella,’ there wasn’t any fairy godmother. It was a pair of magical birds that gave her the gown and the shoes and all that stuff. So I was thinking that I might paint her. ” “Sometimes what you have in your head doesn’t come out on the canvas. ” “It certainly sounds out of the ordinary,” he says. For Grandpa, anything out of the ordinary is a good thing.
Anyway, I’ve had to talk to her about that cat, because sometimes he leaves dead things on our front porch, mice or chipmunks or fuzzy bits that used to be alive, and that really upsets my wife. Can’t have the wife upset, now can we? But I’ve never seen that teacher anywhere around here, and I think I would have. I consider myself the unofficial neighborhood watch, ha ha. If something was going on between those two, she kept it to herself. But teenagers are good at that. ” —Todd Rosentople, neighbor WOLF WOMAN An hour later, we’re in the car, our substitute father, Mr.
Bad Apple by Laura Ruby
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