Ladybird, Ladybird . . .
by Abra Ebner
Samantha was born under a full moon to a mother already dead. Revived by doctors and given to her unloving father, Samantha was raised a cursed child, her only friend the ghost of her mother who speaks to her through keys that open a secret box under her bed. From the inside out, Sam burns with life, a fire so vivid it keeps her peers at a distance, all except one.