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AuthorCourtney Brown

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October 5, 2014

It smells like oranges. When you close your eyes, you’re seven years old; it’s summer and you’re back in the Coromandel. Your skin feels warm. You can taste the Rocky Road ice cream that’s running down your chin, and it doesn’t bother you.

July 27, 2014

I wait until I hear the sound of her snoring. I get out bed and give both Mr Bearington and Barney (not the real one, my one) a kiss. They’re under my blankets pretending to be me.

June 2, 2014

It smells like oranges. When you close your eyes, you’re seven years old, it’s summer and you’re back in the Coromandel.

June 1, 2014

It’s 10:58pm and he’s late again. You’ve spent the last hour – well, hour and 15 minutes because you like to arrive early – pulling at the edge of your coat, platting, and re-platting the fringe of your scarf, which you had to remove because you felt too hot.