It was a new school…again.
New state, new climate, new house, new rules, new faces (and still no place for her).
New clothes from Penney’s, where evidently other girls’ mothers’ shopped…she resembled one of triplet sisters.
The new coat, white, looked like a polar bear had left it behind; and was identical to that worn by a girl who offered friendship.
This coat was big and thick…white fake-fur-armor she never took off throughout the schoolday.
It, and her unyielding mute gaze into the distance, protected her from all things fearsome…like scary adolescent boys.
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