“Thinking about her was the same as the hole you keep on feeling with your tongue after you lose a tooth. Time after time, my mind kept going to that empty spot, the spot where I felt like she should be.”― Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
When she was a kid, Charlie was convinced she actually saw the tooth fairy, but when she told all her friends, they laughed and said the tooth fairy wasn’t really real. After lots of arguing and crying Charlie eventually started to believe them and forget what she saw. It wasn’t until she was teenager that she saw something equally as strange. You could call what she saw a fairy, but it was creepier, with black eyes and torn wings. When it saw her, it zipped out of the open window and off into the woods. Charlie did her best to follow it but ended up lost and out of breath. She sighed and turned around to head back home, but it was like the trees had shifted, nothing looked familiar. She started walking anyway in the hopes that she would see something she recognized, but the farther she went, the darker it got, and she would soon see something that she would never forget….
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