From the Archive: Burnt Hair by Taryn Pearcey
This week From the Archive is Burnt Hair from Kwantlen graduate and award winning fiction writer, Taryn Pearcey.
“The first thing I burn is a white dandelion, the kind that scatters all its little umbrella seeds in the breeze when you blow on it. I am eleven, and it is the summer after Nana dies. My friends ditch me because I don’t want to trade lip-gloss or gush about which boys in our grade might be cute by September. Instead I hang out with Joel King from down the street, which makes Mom stop talking to me for even longer than when I cut off most of my hair with her good sewing scissors…”
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