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  • Chapter 1

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    Sparkles

    “Hi, I’m Sparkles.”

  • Derek

    She was not your typical circus clown.

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  • She spoke like a kindergarten teacher and her costume wasn’t very flashy.

  • Her naturally pale face was free of the expected oily paint.

  • A small red paper heart was stuck to the end of her nose.

  • I smiled politely, even though I had never liked clowns very much.

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    Sparkles

    “What’s your name?”

  • Derek

    she asked.

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  • I paused.

  • I always paused.

  • My pauses were legendary.

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    Derek

    “Derek,”

  • Derek

    I said clearly.

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  • I was having a good day, and Sparkles seemed strange, but safe.

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    Sparkles

    “It’s nice to meet you Derek,”

  • Derek

    she said, and her grin widened.

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  • She extended her hand and I shook it gently because it felt small and she was older.

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    Derek

    “Nice to meet you too,”

  • Derek

    I mumbled.

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