In China a red envelope meant the owner had good luck and protection from evil. At Brighton Junior Academy a red envelope meant the owner had half a brain and way too many pairs of shoes.
I never expected to be in that
group, but somehow, on the first day of seventh grade, one of those envelopes found its way to my locker.
Across the front of the envelope my name, Delilah James, flowed in fancy gold script, complete with a sparkling rhinestone dotting the i
. As a writer for the school paper, I’d seen my name dozens of times in the byline, but never printed with quite as much...
Paige has seen your future? She can’t even see her own
future as a Macy’s perfume spritzer.” Jenner let out her trademark laugh that was part hyena, part mule, and altogether terrifying to children and woodland creatures.
We were walking home from school, and I’d just filled her in on my discussion with Paige, including the mysterious shoplifter, but Jenner was focused on one thing.
“Wait!” She grabbed my arm and gazed at me with wide, dramatic eyes. “I’ll bet the Little Debbies have a time machine!”
crack a smile at...