By Sherry Shahan
I am ten. Sitting on the edge of the porcelain tub while my mother paints on cat-eyes.
It is not enough to watch her in the refection of the tri-fold mirror. I want her to turn around.
Sherry Shahan is known for her adventure-based novels for teen girls. Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Oxford University Press, Exposition Review, Backpacker and others. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and taught a creative writing course for UCLA Extension for 10 years.
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