I search Jeff’s face for sincerity.
My past has unraveled into a taunting illusion. I’m afraid to build a future on lies, but truth could render me a stranger in my own skin.
“Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.” We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character).”
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Since I haven’t written anything on Darlene’s Story for a while (since September 23, to be exact) I decided to address her fear. She could turn away and not explore whether or not her father is involved in illegal drug testing, or if he’s responsible for her mother’s death, but if she does that, the not knowing will nag her forever. If she continues her quest and uncovers the truth, it could make her past a lie and leave her uncertain of who she really is. Further complicating the matter is whether to trust Jeff (her father’s ex business partner) to help her.
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