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Kate Rigby

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2012 Kate Rigby

Cover Design Kate Rigby

Awarded Southern Arts Bursary 1991

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All characters are fictional, and any resemblance to anyone living or dead is accidental


Bit by bit, Amanda is piecing Jo together.

Jo was the baby they threw in the dustbin nearly twenty-two years ago. What a black, smelly, start to life, in that cylindrical tin coffin. Yes, it was a start and not a finish to life, because Jo is still alive today. Somewhere.

Jo's guardians must have found her wrapped in an old Daily Telegraph under old tea leaves and rotting potato peelings. They will have wiped her free of tea stains and thought, Finders Keepers. They’ll have tried to make her their own but they’ll never have made her whole because Jo still bleeds from having her other half ripped off. She will share the pain of parting. She will know what it is to have grown up without her reflection.

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