She Cartwheeled Into My Life

And made me a superstar

Photo by Gabriel Meinert on Unsplash

Her name was Lila. She had the body of a ballerina, dirty blonde hair, and long brown eyelashes. She was the most beautiful and bossiest girl in my Grade 5 class.

I was in awe of her.

For some reason, she picked me to be her best friend that year. I think she admired my masterlike “chicken-fighting” skills on the monkey…

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Finding shine through exercise, people & life stories. Fueled by cartwheels & nature. Editor of Six Word Photo Story Challenge. www.marychangstorywriter.com

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