The story of a lonely little American girl

Graphic by Bruna Costa

She was left alone a lot. But when nighttime came, she was accompanied by a black shadow dressed in a cape. She never knew who he was, but he would come and take her places she had never been, all to make her do things that she had never done. Then he would take her back to where only he could find her. Day after day she looked for him to come.

So one day that little girl came out of that dark place into the light. She looked out her window and saw other kids walking somewhere. Then they came into other parts of the shelter. She found clothes and put them on, then followed those kids who were going to school. So those teachers were trying to figure out, “where did this child come from?” Someone called, and there came a black dark cape to take that child to a place of darkness again.

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